Bozley is a handsome 4 year old Wire Fox Terrier American Fox Terrier Rescue rescued from a nightmarish hoarding situation in Missouri. Picked up with his pal, Charley, Bozley adapted well to living in a home environment.His Missouri foster Mom and Dad, Kim and Brent, noticed that he had a funny little gait and took him to a vet. The vet determined that Bozley had a patellar luxation and would require surgery.
Bozley moved to Maryland to stay with Ilonka and Mike. One of his first orders of business was to visit an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nwadike graded his patellar luxation at a grade 3 on a scale of 1 to 4. For a dog this young, there’s no question that orthopedic surgery is the best option for his quality of life.
Patellar luxation is similar to what is commonly called a "trick knee" in people. Basically, the kneecap is not able to stay in place because the usual ridges that hold it in place did not develop. Because of this, the knee cap slips over to the side of the leg when the knee bends causing scraping of bone against bone each time. It's painful and eventually the knee cap will lock up on the side of the leg. We couldn't let Boz live with that pain, so off to surgery he goes.
Bozley will need at least 6 weeks of cage confinement, only getting to go out while closely controlled and monitored on a leash. After his stitches come out at 2 weeks, he should start toe-touching and some light physical therapy can be started to get him back to normal. Ilonka is prepared for this, knowing that Bozley won't be happy with it, but we all want this surgery to be successful so she's steeled herself to resist the pleading eyes and "Jedi mind tricks" of the sympathy seeking fox terrier... a force few can resist....
Now a Maryland boy and being fostered by Ilonka and Mike, Bozley needs your help to fund his surgery. He is a sweet, young dog who’s making wonderful progress and can have a full, fun-filled future in front of him. Can you help Bozley?
American Fox Terrier Rescue needs your help to be sure we can help dogs like Bozley. If you would like to help pay for Bozley's surgery or to help any of the other fox terriers in need, just click the "Donate" button below to make your tax deductible donation via PayPal. Or mail your tax deductible donation to: Kathy Lauer, American Fox Terrier Rescue Treasurer, 8738 Prestwick Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443