Welcome To Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled)
Introducing our first Special Needs dog in NorSled Rescue of 2021. Meet Shepsky, from the City of Stockton Animal Shelter. She s a German Shepherd / Husky mix.
Shepsky came to NorSled with shattered bones in her legs and projectile metal pieces in her body. She was found walking around rural Stockton with TWO broken legs (both radius and ulna broken) and with shrapnel in her as well and was first taken to the Stockton Animal Shelter. Likely she was not securely and safely contained at her home and went out and found some livestock and the farmer took a few shots, but thankfully missed her heart and her head.
Once in the care of NorSled, Shepsky immediately was taken to one of NorSled’s veterinary hospitals for emergency surgery and came thru the surgery "OKAY" - it turns out that whoever shot her, hit her back leg and there are several broken bones there, and the gunshot went thru the FRONT leg breaking several bones there. So that's why there was shrapnel and projectile metal in both legs. Surgery was performed on two shattered radii, two shattered ulna and an "ankle." She also had a wound on her other back leg, but looks superficial. Surgery was very expensive, but turned out to be a much better alternative than possible amputation.
She will be in a solid cast front and back legs and needs to be restrained for at least 4-6 weeks. She is now resting comfortably in one of our caring foster homes for her recovery period. Once she has fully recuperated, she will be available for adoption through NorSled.