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Speckles

Updated: 5/12/03

Speckles

Speckles, aka Texlan Speckles, is a 1 -year-old white-ticked female, born May 26, 2001. Speckles comes to GALT as the result of a fractured right rear leg with severe torn ligaments, which occurred as she turned the corner at the Harlingen track headed for the home stretch Sunday, February 9.

Speckles

A GALT volunteer in Harlingen was contacted, as Speckles was in jeopardy with this injury. She and Jo O'Donnell, GALT volunteer in Austin, then coordinated Speckles' transportation to Dr. Mike Herron in College Station. Dr. Herron has been a Professor in Orthopedics at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine since 1979. His expertise in orthopedic procedures is recognized throughout the world due to his involvement in Greyhound and Canine Performance Sports Medicine. Dr. Herron set Speckles leg with two pins and a cast on Thursday, February 13, and it will be an estimated six week recuperation period. Speckles disposition is loving and very affectionate. She gets along well with other dogs, large and small.

Speckles

The special medical treatment cost needed by Speckles is why the Miss Mesa Fund was established. Can you help with Speckles' care? Please take a moment to write a check (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, P. O. Box 680, Addison, TX 75001) and note Miss Mesa Fund/Speckles on your check.

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You WILL and CAN make a difference in Speckles’ life and the lives of other greyhounds in need of special medical care. Speckles’ young life is being saved because of your support to the Miss Mesa Fund, which allows GALT to continue its commitment to help these greyhounds who are in jeopardy. Broken legs are expensive medical costs, as you well know.

Speckles

Please check back here periodically for updates as Speckles progresses in her medical treatment.

Speckles


Update on Speckles: 4/15/03
Speckles cast was taken off as instructed; however, she would not put any weight at all on the leg and her foot was curled under which of course indicates her healing is not at all complete. She goes back in on 4/16 to have the leg re-pinned with another 8 to 10 weeks at least ahead of her.

Update on Speckles: 5/12/03
Speckles' surgery went well and she is now carrying around an external fixator; so far so good, but she still has about 6-8 weeks to go. Her foster mom is keeping her as quiet as possible.
 

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