About the Campaign
Not even 2 years old and Maya has experienced enough pain to last a lifetime! We revisit Maya after her above the elbow amputation. Thank you everyone for your donations and support. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our fundraising goal. Suzanne payed the rest (a little over $800) out of pocket.
This amputation was just the first step for Maya. If you remember, Maya has severe hip dysplasia in both hips. If this could be fixed with a surgery like FHO or shaving down the bone it would have been done already. However, Maya’s hips are so completely out of socket, that the best solution is two full hip replacements. With this, Maya will be able to live a full and happy life. This puppy is in a world of pain and could really use your help!
According to Maya’s owner, she was born at a backyard breeder and was attacked at just 4 weeks old by another dog. As a result of this, she fractured her ribs and her left arm became more than just lame. It’s believed that Maya then bounced around from home to home. Her last owners were unable to take care of her as they found them selves living out of their car. Maya couldn’t possibly survive under these conditions. As word got around, Maya was eventually transported 300 miles to Suzanne and her vet.
Maya was rescued by Suzanne Mikhail. Suzanne runs a small rescue that caters mainly to medical dogs. We value her work in the rescuing community and want to do our best to help both Maya and Suzanne. “I foster my own dogs” Suzanne says “I get to know them so that I know what they’ll need”. Although Suzanne is on limited income, she puts her rescues first, doing any and everything she can to help them.
It’s breaking Suzanne’s heart to put Maya through this but it’s important that Maya has the chance to move on with her life. Now that she’s a tripod puppy it’s difficult for her to move around with her displaced hips. Maya’s riddled with arthritis but the use of her legs will help her run and play as much as she wants!
Maya has been suffering from a very young age. When she turns 2 in October, we hope that she’ll be past this painful time of her life. She’s strong, spirited, and has so much more years to spend with a loving family.
Suzanne’s original post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2343464049000707&id=100000114057541
After another visit to the vet, it’s determined that the best thing for Maya is to get a hip replacement with the possibility of getting FHO on her other leg. However, for Maya to have any hopes of a good life at least 1 hip replacement is necessary! You can see the doctors notes here: