First of all, we want to say that we are extremely thankful for the outpouring of care and concern for Miss Raine. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of so many people, Raine is going to be able to have the necessary surgery so she will hopefully be able to live a normal life and not be in constant pain.
Today is a big day for Raine. She travels to the specialist in Jacksonville FL for her consult. She will spend the night and then have her surgery tomorrow. If all goes well, Miss Raine will head back to Georgia on Saturday.
I will be sure to post updates as I receive news on how Raine is doing. Thanks again for caring about this girl.
Please keep her in mind send "paws-itive" thoughts her way!
Meet Raine. She is a 4 year old Anatolian Shepherd Dog and this is her story.
Last December Raine's owner bought a gun and, on Christmas Eve, she shot and killed her husband while he laid sleeping on the couch.
She then called the police to turn herself in. In the 911 recording you can hear Raine barking in the background, obviously distraught.
Soon Raine's owner would be in jail and Raine would also find herself incarcerated.
No one knows for sure how it happened or when it happened but Raine ended up with a broken wrist.
Perhaps it happened while she was struggling while on the "catch pole" or perhaps it happened when she was being loaded or unloaded out of the truck. No one knows for sure how it happened but what we do know is that Raine went for almost two weeks with no medical attention for her broken wrist.
When Raine reached her adoptive home her new owner immediately took her to the vet for xrays. The vet informed her that Raine's wrist was broken and all the ligaments were severed or detached from the wrist bone due to a traumatic injury.
She wore a brace for awhile but it did not help her injury heal and instead rubbed a large and painful sore at the injury site.
At this point, she is still in a great deal of pain and is not able to walk without having her wrist buckle under her. After much discussion and looking into several treatment options, her vet feels surgery is the only real treatment that will allow Raine to walk normally and not be in constant pain.
The surgery is called arthrodesis. It is to fuse the joints in her wrist so that there is no flexibility in the joint. They also put in a bone plate for extra support while the body generates scar tissue around the damaged area.
Recovery time from the surgery is approximately 8 weeks. The bone plate is often removed after 1 - 2 years. She will always have a limp but the wrist won't continue to collapse & the pain will be greatly relieved. It should also straighten out her foot so that she can once again walk on the paw pads as opposed to the inside edge of her foot.
We are trying to raise $3000 so Raine can have this surgery and start to heal from this horrific ordeal. She still has a lot of fear and is terrified of almost everyone other than her new owner. This has been a very traumatic experience for Raine but hopefully, once her physical pain is lessened, she can start to settle into her new home and put this all behind her.
Please help us to help Raine. NASRN is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization with no paid administration. 100% of your tax deductible donation will go directly to helping pay for Raine's surgery.