Puppy with Two Crushed Paws to Undergo Surgery at WHS

Puppy with Two Crushed Paws to Undergo Surgery at WHS

Mittens - Dog
Mittens, a five-month-old Corgi-Sheltie mix, will have its right leg removed after being struck by a car nearly a month ago. (WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY)

A five-month-old Corgi-Sheltie mix will eventually be able to walk again after surgery at the Winnipeg Humane Society.

The animal shelter says Mittens arrived to them on Thursday with two crushed back feet. He was struck by a car nearly a month ago, but didn’t receive veterinary care at the time of the injury.

The dog’s right leg will be removed due to extensive damage and infection.

“The puppy doesn’t have a foot pad so he walks directly on the skin over the bones, which is extremely painful,” said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, WHS director of animal health.

The crushed bones of the left foot are healing, but because of the degree of trauma will require a prosthetic.

“There is an intact ankle joint, which is fortunate because a brace can be attached to it. Given his small size and friendly disposition, he should adapt with ease.”

Mittens will recuperate in a foster home until he is ready for adoption.


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