Extreme Rescue Dogs, Trauma surgery

LET´S GIVE ALICE A BIONIC LEG THIS CHRISTMAS!!!


Alicia found

And now what? How are we going to fix this?

That´s what I thought the moment I received on my phone this picture accompanied by an impassionate request for help. The moment I saw those injuries I knew at least one leg, possibly the two them were lost.

I could imagine the pain, shock and desperation of that innocent dog, CAUGHT IN AN HUNTER´S TRAP, desperately trying to escape it. I could imagine the adrenaline rush, the burn rushing through her veins while she juggled out of that place, leaving behind the life she knew.

IMG_8576

The moment she arrived to our hospital I knew I was in the presence of an extraordinary dog. She never, not once cried or barked. From that very first moment Alice knew we would do whatever it took to undo the injustice committed upon her.

It´s been months of hard work and rehabilitation. Alice went through multiple procedures to prepare for this moment. During this process we managed to save her left leg.  We had to amputate her right paw completely, but not before preparing the leg for a final procedure. A procedure I´m going to explain right now and for which we are going to need your help.

PLEASE WATCH ALICE FULL VIDEO… RIGHT THROUGH TO THE END…

We are going to perform one of the most challenging procedures in veterinary trauma surgery, the implantation of an intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis specifically adapted for Alice.

IMG_8565

This is one of the most challenging and inspirational rescues we have ever undertaken… and it is the first time in the world when a homeless stray dog has the chance to benefit from this technological advance, until now only at the reach of a handful of animals worldwide.

IMG_8570

This is also, to our knowledge, the first time that this procedure its performed thanks crowdfunding and social media. This is a unique opportunity to become part of history and to save the life of a dog, Alice, whose story has touched and inspired so many.

IMG_8341

Monday, 14 of December… 

A promise is a promise… Alicia´s prothesis has been implanted!!. This is, to our knowledge, the first time in the world a stray dog without an owner and non-insured has access to this revolutionary technology.

IMG_8343

The following images, although hard to watch,  are meant to serve as an inspiration to every rescue out there, trying to do its best for the animals they rescue, and it´s an homage to their work and endless efforts to rescue those that have noone else. 

IMG_8345

We hope other rescues will follow our lead… whenever there is a will, there is a WAY!!

IMG_8349

 

Alice´s surgery lasted close to three hours, and required the presence of seven people, working as a team to give Alice the opportunity of a lifetime!

ALICE WILL NOW REMAIN UNDER CLOSE OBSERVATION AND COMPLETELY CALM TO MAKE SURE THE BODY ADAPTS TO THE PROTHESIS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS…

 

IMG_8350

WE DID IT!!! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!!

 

PLEASE HELP ALICE AND OTHERS LIKE HER,  RUN AGAIN PLEASE DONATE TODAY, HELP US CONTINUE SAVING THE LIVES NOONE ELSE WILL… 




 

Thank you from the heart…

Viktor

P.S. Visit our Facebook Page and follow up on Alice´s surgery at Viktor Larkhill: Extreme Rescue

8 Comments

  • WOAH! I wasn´t expecting this!. Every dog I knew that had this surgery was fully insured. Never heard of a stray dog having this opportunity. This is incredible! Someone mentioned in your page that this is animal rescue to an entirely new level, and you know what? I agree with him.
    I´m sending our Christmas gift for Alice. I´m sending $50, hope it will be of assistance towards her surgery!

  • All staff memebers and the patients of Dental Clinic La Plaza have been collecting money for Alicia, hoping for her recovery, and looking forward to see Alice beeing able to walk again, she suffered so much pain and agony in her past, we hope that we can help to make the miracle happen for her to be able to walk again,

  • There is an amazing veterinarian in the UK, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, who performs operations like this, but all his patients are insured and have owners. Thank you so, so much for helping this little dog have a life and limbs she can use again.

  • You’re a miracle worker…thank you for doing what you did for Alice…I’ll be sending some $s shortly…and Alice is so lucky to have you and your staff…this is truly a Merry Christmas for het…and my prayers go out to her for a speedy recovery…

  • This dog will not be never more a stray dog after this.
    I’m sure she will find the caring and loving family she deserves.
    Thank you, Viktor and vet team for this!!!!

  • Please send me your adress so i can send a donation or please give me the phone nubmber.
    And please keep me up dated with Alicia . Thank you so much for saving these little angels i cry all the time

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *