Ricky Bobby

A broken femur needed urgent surgery!
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  • $3,632.00 Donated
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About the Campaign

Compound fracture!

His femur, the big bone on the leg!

Poor Ricky Bobby, for nearly two months he was seen wandering stray around the US Border station at Tecate, Mexico. He was finally caught just this week, with a broken rear leg. He was probably just hit by a car, and this is also most likely why it was possible to finally catch him.

He was put in the animal shelter, which does not have a capacity to do the surgery needed to save his leg. They stabilized him and gave him medications for pain, but the break was so bad and big that he still hurt badly. The shelter put out word if a rescue could take him, otherwise they were just going to amputate his leg.

Fortunately GRCGLA (Golden Retriever Rescue of Greater Los Angeles) knew of Ricky Bobby’s situation and got him out of the shelter right away. The poor guy, even though on pain medications, cried all the way on the trip from the shelter to veterinarian. It was clear that surgery could not wait.

Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Tustin performed orthopedic surgery using a plate to secure the fracture, so can see in the x-ray below how bad the break was. The blue lines on the left show the outline of a normal femur, and the red arrow points to the break, where the bone is completely severed and pushed together, so that the two pieces slide past each other (click to enlarge):

Surgery was just done Thursday,  but it went very well and the doctor is confident Ricky Bobby’s leg will heal. No amputation was necessary!

Financial situation:

Orthopedic surgery is expensive. It requires special training, equipment and implants. Because of the immediate nature of Ricky Bobby’s injury GRCGLA paid $3000 as a deposit to get the surgery done. However, the rescue needs to recover this, as well as pay the remaining $2000-$3000 and for follow up care. All donations here are to cover Ricky Bobby’s vet bills, and will paid only to GRCGLA (a 501c3 public charity) and the vet clinic. Can you help Ricky Bobby with his bills today? WOOOOOF!!!

Vet bill and estimate (click to enlarge):


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  • JoAnn O'Hair

    Heal well beautiful boy.

    March 5, 2021 at 7:23 pm Reply

  • Lisamarie Hurst

    Feel better bubby

    March 5, 2021 at 7:36 pm Reply

  • Beth Long

    Bless you for rescuing this beautiful boy

    March 6, 2021 at 10:00 am Reply

  • Carole Barford

    You are now in a safe place.

    March 6, 2021 at 10:29 am Reply

  • Donna Rose

    Remembering Mazie

    March 7, 2021 at 8:29 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    In honor of my beloved golden girl, Squirt, that I adopted from GRRGLA as an 8 wk old pup. She went over the rainbow bridge at age 13 yrs.

    March 7, 2021 at 11:19 am Reply

  • Alexandra Padilla

    Get better sweet boy!

    March 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm Reply

  • Bonnie Weber

    Thank you for giving this sweet dog a second chance!

    March 7, 2021 at 7:58 pm Reply

  • Catherine Sclafani

    If you’re reading this give him extra kisses please

    March 8, 2021 at 7:59 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Everybody needs a little help sometimes

    March 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm Reply

  • Sergio Sepulveda

    I’ve had a broken femur, good luck and better day’s you big pup.

    March 9, 2021 at 5:08 pm Reply

  • Dave Clemons

    In memory of Mya

    March 10, 2021 at 7:36 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    S.B. will take good care of you. Heal well and race again!

    March 10, 2021 at 8:21 am Reply

  • Barbara Renken

    S.B. will take good care of you. Heal well and race again!

    March 10, 2021 at 8:22 am Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Feel better Ricky Bobby

    March 10, 2021 at 8:36 am Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Donated hope Ricky Bobby is able to get treated.

    March 10, 2021 at 1:46 pm Reply

  • Wendy Cruz

    Get well soon 🐾❤

    March 11, 2021 at 9:02 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Ricky Bobby needs everyone’s help. Besides his broken leg he is battling distemper. He is making good progress please help.

    March 26, 2021 at 4:59 pm Reply