So I recenlty adopted an adorable puppy from a local city shelter here in TX. When I adopted her she had a sore on her leg and the lady at the shelter said she had already seen the vet and it was a burn that was healing. The puppy was on antibiotics so I went ahead and took her home, because I couldn't let them put her down she was too adorable. So I took her to the vet a couple days later (I adopted her late Friday and took her to the vet on Monday) they checked her wound and said it was actually infected so they treated it and I went on. We took her to training and she did wonderfuly. It has been about eight weeks or so and now that she is growing like crazy we have noticed that her foot that had the sore is growing at an odd angle. So I took her to the vet again on Saturday and they took some Xrays, turns out she was never burned, she was shot and now has a pellet in the growth plate in her leg. We now have to do surgery to remove the pellet for her to have any chance at her leg growing straight.
My thinking is that the shelter should have fully checked her out being a 3 month old puppy being surrendered and they obviously didn't. I guess I am just frustrated that my $10 shelter rescue puppy has now cost me almost $2000 and we haven't had the surgery yet. I am no way going to give her up just because she has a crooked leg, she is my baby!!
Do you guys think that I am entitled to ask the Shelter to help with the cost of the surgery to remove the pellet?
Sorry this got so long! Thanks for your suggestions!!