Animal shelter rescues pug puppy born with rare disease leaving dog with upside-down legs


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An Oklahoma animal sanctuary is asking for help after rescuing a 7-week-old pug puppy with a rare congenital condition.

The Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary asks its Facebook fans to donate money for the surgery of her new rescue pup Mila, who was born with bilateral dislocated elbows leaving her legs upside down.

The little pug was first rescued by Skiatook Paws and Claws Rescue along with his brother, who also had the disease but only in one leg, and that organization then contacted Oliver and his friends who have experience in managing a condition as serious as his.

“Without surgery, she will never walk, run or play like a normal dog,” Oliver and friends wrote in a post, noting that the dog with the condition they previously helped was named Milo.

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Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary/Facebook

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“If you’ve followed us with Milo you know how necessary it is for a normal life. Milo has done amazing and we have no doubts (although still anxious as with any animal facing major surgery ). Mila will also do amazing. After all, she has Milo to cheer her on!” the post continued.

The rescue offered an update on Mila’s condition on Thursday after she was sedated and had her limbs scanned.

“She did fantastic things with her CT scan and thankfully recovered from the sedation like a champ (still a bit concerned about brachycephalic dogs). Her surgery is scheduled for 8am Monday,” the post said. safety.

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Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary/Facebook

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“The plan is to align the bones and use an external fixator and thick rubber bands to pin the ulna (lower leg bone) and humerus, holding everything in place but HOPEFULLY not fusing completely the elbows, giving him some degree of future movement. This may not work because the degree of dislocation has prevented some important ridges where the bones are supposed to “fit” from forming, but at this point surgeons believe it’s worth it!”

“If it doesn’t work, then his elbows will be fused like [brother]Milo. Which is certainly not devastating, because you know he has an almost normal life! The other good news about doing it this way is the possibility that she doesn’t have to be half cast for weeks like Milo was, which was probably the hardest part for us,” explained the lifeguard in the post.

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While waiting for her big operation, Mila is surrounded by love and gives everyone lots of pug kisses.

“In the meantime, she has lived her best life! She is very playful and has quite a fierce attitude which will suit her well for future recovery,” the rescue said.

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“We are so excited for her and so grateful for all of your support! It takes a whole village to save lives, and you are all the greatest village ever!”