Welcome our newest foster dog, Mamacita to VA!
Mamacita was racing until just a few months ago when she was injured during her last race. She fractured her calcaneal shaft which is associated with the tarsal bone on her hind leg. Fractures such as this are fairly common in racing Greyhounds. They also heal relatively well after surgery, time, and rest to become “retired couch potatoes” in a new home.
The rescuers in Florida reached out to BRGA asking for help in paying for her surgery (over $1500) to pin, plate, and repair the bone. BRGA was happy to do so! Also Mamacita’s full brother was just adopted in April through our group!
Mamacita had a full hard cast on her rear leg for approximately 4 weeks and was resting comfortably in foster care in FL. Once they removed the heavy cast, the veterinarian put on a soft cast so she could have a bit more mobility while she continues to recover. Mamacita was now medically cleared to travel to VA. It was arranged that a wonderful volunteer in FL drove her up to VA in his Toyota Prius; (yes-they can hold a Grey very comfortably!) to meet her new fosters.
Mamacita will continue to recover in her new foster home. The soft cast will stay on for an additional 2 weeks. She must remain quiet as much as possible with limited exercise until the cast is removed. After that, Mamacita will receive continued TLC from her fosters to help get mobility back in her leg. Once she is cleared by a veterinarian, she will become available for adoption.
If you can help BRGA recover some of its costs for repairing her leg, please donate to BRGA. Throughout the year, BRGA donates money to help as many Greyhounds as possible that have racing related injuries and helps them find their new forever home. Your tax deductible donation helps BRGA to continue helping these Greyhounds.