Meet Fred! Fred is a sweet, approximately three-year-old mixed breed dog that arrived at the CASPCA as a stray. Like many of the dogs that enter our doors, we do not know anything about Fred’s life prior to his arrival at the shelter. During a routine intake procedure, the clinic assistants noticed that Fred had a limp on his right rear leg and appeared unbalanced. A veterinary exam was requested. After an orthopedic examination and X-rays, it was determined that Fred has a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament! This is similar to a common injury in human athletes called a torn ACL. This injury causes instability in Fred’s knee, resulting in a lot of pain when he attempts to walk and run. Fred is a very happy and brave dog who has been receiving oral pain medication since his diagnosis. However, in order to give Fred the opportunity to live pain-free, play like other dogs, and hopefully end up as some lucky human’s hiking buddy, he will need a specialized orthopedic surgery to provide stability in his right knee. After surgery, he will have a lengthy recovery period with physical therapy.
Join us for the 5th Annual bow-WOW-walk, a K-9 2.5K to support the animals and lifesaving programs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The walk and festival is sure to delight both two-legged and four-legged fun-seekers alike. The walk will begin at IX Art Park and wind through Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall before returning to IX Art Park for a post-walk festival sure to WOW our doggie friends! The festival will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competition, treats for pups, and a pack of animal-friendly sponsors.
The walk will take place on Saturday, April 7th at IX Art Park in Charlottesville followed by a post walk festival at IX Art Park. The festival will feature doggie and human entertainment, canine competitions, treats for pups and a pack of animal friendly sponsor booths.
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Update: Rollie wants to thank all of her new friends and supporters for contributing the $4000 needed for her surgery!
My name is Rollie and I am a one-year-old German Shepherd mix. I have had a very hard life thus far! I was displaced in Houston after Hurricane Harvey and lived for a while in an arena with a lot of other animals. Some very nice people with Best Friends Animal Society transferred me and a group of dogs, who all really needed a lot of medical attention, to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Since arriving, I have been undergoing treatments for skin infections and heartworms.
The CASPCA veterinary staff noted that I have trouble walking like other dogs. After examining my X-rays, it was determined that my left hip is very abnormal, most likely due to a traumatic injury. It is painful for me to walk and difficult for me to stand normally. I desperately need corrective hip surgery! Until I have this surgery, I am resting, taking pain medication, and receiving lots of love from the wonderful staff at the CASPCA. It is my Christmas wish to be able to walk, run, and play like other pups!
PLEASE HELP THE CASPCA RAISE THE $4,000 NEEDED FOR MY MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND HIP SURGERY.