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HankAnimal ID: 17-189

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About Hank

Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Hank is fostered near Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas by United Yorkie Rescue, Hank is an 8 yr. old, 8 lb. Yorkie boy who came into United Yorkie Rescue in September 2017. Hank has a serious injury, which was the reason his mamma surrendered him, so he can get the care he needs. Only Hank knows what happened to him. Hank's mamma said he slipped and fell, and she found him holding up his leg. She thought maybe this was a patella issues then over the weekend bruising and swelling settled in. She began calling vets for pricing to get him seen but financially she just couldn't afford the cost so she reached out to UYR. Hank's foster mom met Hank and his mamma at the after hours Vet to see what was going on. Tears flowing, Hank's mamma said goodbye to her baby of 8 yrs. so UYR could get medical help going immediately. Sadly his slip/fall accident does not seem to be so. Hanks femur is shattered and broken. The treating vet said, while looking at the x-ray's:'this is extreme blunt force trauma... no slip in the tub, he may need amputation.' Sadly in rescue we see all kinds of maltreatment and conditions, but this boy's injury is heartbreaking. Hank was at the Vet a couple of nights so his pain could be managed and he could get antibiotics to fight bone infection,and medication for the swelling and bruising. Hank had surgery, 7 screws and plates were used to stabilize his leg. We pray that this baby will heal. We elected to have Hank see an Orthopedic specialist in an effort to save this leg. Two consults resulted in advice that amputation was the most likely outcome, but we believed Hank deserved what his first home failed to do for him. A day after bringing him home from surgery, he woke in the middle of the night shaking, he was unable to pee and dripping blood. He was rushed back to the ER Vet, as it was the weekend. Turned out he had stones, his bladder was throwing clots as they were too large to pass. So Hank went back in for removal of the stones. We are well over $6,000 with emergency room visits, hospitalizations specialty surgeries, and we have such a long road to go yet with recovery. Hank is not adoptable until we get him fixed up and he's had time to recover, however we're asking for prayers and good thoughts for this sweet little boy. If you want to help by sending a few dollars to support his recovery, we'd so much appreciate it. We take in pups in good and bad condition, our focus is to treat the dog and get them better if possible, and/or give them the best quality of life through good care. If you can help Hank, and want to follow his progress, please go to the following link. Donations at You Caring: United Yorkie Rescue - Thank you!

West Virginia


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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