Injured dog loses leg, gains forever home thanks to UPenn Vet shelter dog project

Lorelai arrived at ACCT Philly in November with a big smile, wiggly butt, and a painful, disfigured front leg. This limited her mobility…and her opportunity for a live exit. With tight resources and space, pets like Lorelai who require specialized medical care leave shelter staff with few options.¬†Thanks to the Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project, Lorelai and dogs like her have a new ally – and a much greater chance of living to share their smiles with an adoptive family.

A partnership between the Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs and Penn Vet Shelter Animal Medicine Program, the Shelter Dog Speciality Medical Treatment Project provides medical care to shelter dogs at risk of euthanasia, saving their lives. Lorelai was selected for the program and received world-class veterinary care for her leg, completely free of charge. The leg ended up having to be removed, but Lorelai gained so much more: a pain free life and a second chance.

To complete the fairytale ending, the Penn veterinary student who fostered Lorelai decided to make it official and on February 10th, signed adoption papers! We are so excited for the happy new family, and beyond grateful to the Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs for making it possible.

To learn more about the Penn Vet Shelter Animal Medicine Program, please visit their website here.

Pain-free and adopted!

Pain-free and adopted!