Augusta broke her leg

Last night, just before 6:00 pm, we got a frantic phone call from Augusta’s foster mom. In a panic over needing to go back in her crate to come here, Augusta leapt onto and then off of the low bed, breaking her right front leg on dismount.

Dr. Cody at Ranch Acres in Tulsa stayed open until we got there, and stabilized poor Augusta.

This morning, ex-rays etc.  Her bone density is very poor, due to a lifetime of hideous diet and no exercise.  For the same reason, she doesn’t have much in the way of muscle tone. She’s between 9 and 10 years old and pretty worn out.

The fracture is clean across, but way distal, very near her ankle joint. There is no room to put a plate, and not very good bone even if there was room. Doc is going to put in a tiny pin, and we will keep it splinted. He believes that with time, care and good groceries, it will heal after this, possibly fusing the joint. Usually that is something we try to avoid, but given the weakness in her bones, it would actually be the safer result for Augusta.

This is our 4th leg break and 8th surgery this year. If you can find it in your hearts to donate, please do. You may use our donate button to the right, or send donations, CLEARLY marked HAZELJANE’S, either to us, made out to Ranch Acres Veterinary, or directly to Ranch Acres Vet Hospital, 3241 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135. If you send a directly to the vet, include a note so I can keep track and give you a tax receipt if you need one at the end of the year. Thank you!

Maggie Lenertz

Maggie Lenertz has been working in rescue with Italian Greyhounds for 10 years. Three years ago, Maggie married Jim. Together they have built Hazeljane's Blessings into a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At any given time, we have between 7-12 foster Italian Greyhounds in our home, along with our own 4 babies. In addition, we both work full time. Maggie's hobbies (apart from iggies) are quilting and reading. She frequently makes quilts to raffle to support the rescue!

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  1. Jackie Waschura - June 1, 2016

    I’m so so sorry for your loss I loss my Iggy had to cross the rainbow bridge, I’m adopting Luna the little girl that looks like a little wolf! Stoli had his leg broke 2x’s the people I got him from she set him on the bed and he jumped off and broke it, then she put him up on the bed again and he broke it again. They should have had enough sense to keep him off the furniture until he was bigger, The man I got him from said oh he’s a good dog he will stay I a cage for 12 hours………REALY! If I put him in a cage he would stay for 12 days! The moment I picked up the dog we bonded I had to put him to sleep April 13th It about killed me and I wasn/t ready for another dog yet and all off my friends kept telling me you need another dog , then my cousin he’s an elder at his church he said, Stoli is watching you, and don’t you think he wouldn’t want you to adopt another baby and love it and give it a great home like you did me not to mention spoiling me to death Now I know I’m ready I love dogs so much like I said I’m so sorry for your loss!……..Feeling sad!

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