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Bravery on 3 Legs

June 29th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Thursday June 29th, 2017 10:00pm

This afternoons surgery confirmed our worst fear…the damage to Valor’s leg from the car was catastrophic. There simply was nothing left to repair, as the fractures and impact decimated the joint and surrounding bone and infection had already set in deep from the great many hours he laid waiting for help after being plowed over by the vehicle.

The decision to save his life and his future by sacrificing his limb was an easy one really! Sure we humans judge the capabilities of others, both animals and humans by physical presence, but in the dog world…well legs are just numbers so to speak – 4, 3, and for some even 2!

Valor’s journey is just getting started however, and what’s important now is that we support him while he heals and recovers from the punishment he took on the road.

He will remain hospitalized for a few days and then move to a medical foster home to recover. He is receiving heavy duty antibiotics and pain medications to support him.

Some Amazing TSBR TriPawds have come before Valor – including Sidney our inspiration for starting TSBR ( and Henry who lost his leg due to sarcoma a few years back and is enjoying the good life now with his amazing adoptive family!

Valor – we have your back buddy and your TSBR Troopies will be right here watching for when you take your first steps as a TriPawd!


6 Comments so far ↓

  • misterrustybucket

    Welcome to Tripawds Valor!
    We are all pulling for you buddy. I adopted my Rusty after he had been hit by a car. The ER vet guessed he was on the side of the road a couple days before some kind person picked him up. He had an FHO surgery instead of amp but he is a tripawd now. He has been the sweetest guy and I am sure that Valor is too! I am so glad he is getting the help he needed. Thank you for helping him and for the updates. His incision looks great and he is such a pretty boy I hope he feels better soon what an awful thing for him, but what a blessing you found and saved him.
    I can’t wait to hear more. Hugs to sweet Valor.
    ❤️ Amy & Rusty

  • otisandtess

    He is beautiful. Thank you for jumping in to save him!

  • jerry

    Ohhhh Valor! You are losing a leg but gaining the love and admiration of so many people and other Tripawds. We know you will KICK BUTT with the loving care you are getting. Your humans are PAWESOME and we have no doubt you’ll be back to your old self soon.

    Get well buddy, we’re cheering you on. And Sidney is no doubt watching you from above and making sure you’re back on your game soon.

    Please thank your humans for us for being such generous supporters OK? Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  • rikntracy

    Go, Valor! You have recovery to get through, but now you have advocates, and you can’t beat that! So glad you have friends now and are getting the care you need as well as a safe place to stay until you find your family :).

    Tracy & Zatoichi

  • benny55

    WOW VALOR!! As hard as it was to get to thisnpoint, you are DEFINITELY in good paws now!!

    Ive read all you blogs prior to this and decided to just reply here to cheer you on along with everybody else! 🙂

    Curious if his owner has been located?

    And sorry that Sydney had to head to the Bridge. What a great life with a BEAUTIFUL send off!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • retrieve

      Hi Sally and gang. Thank you for the well wishes and support! Valor’s people have not come for him. 🙁

      It’s a sad realty for so many. Valor will became available for adoption once he is healed.

      He’s such a sweet young dog. We have high hopes for him!

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