Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Xia the Puppy with the Floppy Leg

Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue got an urgent call from the Erie Avenue SPCA this afternoon. They found a Husky puppy tied to their door. She has a fractured hind leg and will require pins or an amputation. No one will want to adopt a dog with such a severe injury, and the shelter can't afford to do it either, so her chances of survival did not look good.
Thank goodness one of our foster homes had room for her! She was picked up from the shelter this afternoon and is now reasting in her new foster home. Here she is bonding with her foster family. They are trying to keep her quiet, even though she is dying to play with the other dogs, especially Wylie!
You can see how the lower part of her rear right leg dangles.
Did we mention that she loooooves to give kisses?
You can see how her leg dangles here.
Here she is playing with her foster mom. They finally got her to lay down!
That girl just loves to play despite her injury!
GOOD NEWS! Xia's leg can be saved! She has an appointment at 10:00 am tomorrow with one of the best specialsts, Dr. Hodges. The vet said she is about 7 to 8 months old. If you would like to make a donation toward Xia's vet care it would be very much appreciated. You can do so through PayPal:
or by mailing a check to:
P.O. Box 21202
Philadelphia, PA 19114-0702
Xia thanks you, and we do too!


  1. Oh my goodness!! That poor baby! I sure hope she can get the surgery she needs and then find a new home. What an adorable girl!

    It's probaby a good thing we don't live out that way cuz I know my mom would have about 30 Sibes if she could!


  2. She's so beautiful! I'm so glad you guys are helping her!!!

  3. She is SSSOOOOOOO cute. My mom told me about her last night. Thanks for helping her!

    -Kelsey Ann

  4. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Oh She is beautiful! I love to give kisses too! I am so happy her leg can be saved!!!

  5. That poor woo!! I wish I could go over there and play with her. I am so happy she gets to keep her leg....she'll definitely want to use it for playtime!!


  6. Indy!?! Can you tell us about how much money is going to be needed for her surgery? We'd really like to help out and I think I've figured out how to use the checkbook.
    tail wags

  7. Thanks, Indy! We'll spread the word! In fact, Dave is writing our post for today right now and I'll have him link to your blog!
    OH! And he says - be sure to see his post shortly!
    Tail wags,

  8. Xia and Misty will have to have their very own kissing booth at the hike to raise money! hee hee. Misty's kisser never wears out!

  9. Xia looks really cute. So glad that you doggies are helping her

    ~ girl girl

  10. Hey Indy!

    Mom is busting out her checkbook to help with the expenses...we saw on Sibenet that it will be about 1800 buckaroos...Xia is super lucky to be blessed with folks who will help her now!

    I named you a Rockin' Guy Blogger, check it out!


  11. Great news about the leg fixing! This just prooves that you can't keep a good dog down!

  12. Hi!
    We are so glad that this little gals leg can be fixed. Mommy & daddy went through a lot when Shanna tore her ACL & then she had problems. Had to have 2 surgeries within a week. As an older Sibe she didn't bounce back & then when the other side tore - well, mommy can't finish typing cuz she'll start crying again (she sometimes cries-says it is her hor-mones)!! Keep us up-to-date on her. A puppy bounces back quicker than the older ones. She will do just fine.

  13. Great news that her leg can be fixed! I'd like to give a high five to the foster family who took her in! How generous of them!

  14. Wow Indy I'm glad Zia can get surgery on her leg. Hopefully she'll keep quiet so she can heal faster. I started a new job at a company called Synthes. they manaufacture medical parts, pins plates, screws etc that go in humans and furballs. I work in customer service, we get about 700+ faxes a day from hospitals and vets around the country. I'm glad I can do my small part in the world in making sure people and animals can use their bodies after they have hurt themsleves. I hope everything goes great for Zia.