A freak accident broke this puppy’s neck.

Fresita was playing with another dog and ran into a wall. This collision left her disoriented and in pain. She couldn’t even open her mouth without crying. We brought her to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with a fractured vertebra after a CT scan. Fresita stayed at the clinic over the weekend, immobilized in a neck brace, but she desperately needed surgery. Otherwise, she’d be in tremendous pain for the rest of her life.

Fresita resting on a pillow
Fresita going on a walk
Fresita sitting pretty for the camera

The surgical team at BluePearl used pins, screws, and bone cement to stabilize the C1-2 region of her spine. Her post-op CT scan looks promising, but we’re not out of the woods yet if she’ll make a full recovery. She’s in a splint for extra stabilization as her fracture heals, and she’ll do extensive physical therapy. Fresita has a long road ahead of her.

Despite this challenging injury, Fresita has remained in good spirits and can stand and take a few steps independently. She receives assistance for anything further to prevent falls. If she continues to improve, her gait may return to almost normal.

Fresita’s surgery and post-op care are estimated to reach between $9,000-$11,000. This procedure was very complicated, and we are so grateful we could do whatever it takes to save Fresita from a life of suffering. If you can, please donate to our animal care fund to help Fresita and animals like her.

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