Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong

by Hong Kong Dog Rescue Limited
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Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs in Hong Kong

Project Report | Jul 5, 2022
Ilona's surgery, and yet more dogs arriving

By Sally Andersen | Founder & CEO

Every day is busy in some way or another, and even if there are no dogs or puppies arriving, or on-site adoptions, there are so many things going on.  We're also still experiencing major problems with the hongkongdogrescue.com emails, so please bear with us while we attempt to get it fixed.  


Today was a big day for beautiful young terrier-type Ilona, as she had complicated surgery on her leg (by Dr Elaine at Concordia) to try to repair a previously botched operation to fix a broken bone. We'd noticed that Ilona had a limp when she first came to us but her knees were found to be quite stable, and it was only when she was X-rayed that the pins from the old surgery in her leg could be seen. 


We'd hoped that, while not a simple operation, at least the bone could be re-set, but once the leg had been opened up it was found that there was infected tissue inside.  We agreed to go ahead to try to save the leg, which includes bone grafts from other areas, but there's a 50-50 chance that the leg will need to be amputated anyway.  In fact simply getting rid of a leg that has major problems is by far the easiest option, and once amputated the recovery time is only as long as it takes for the wound to heal, a matter of two weeks. Recovery from this complicated surgery will take much longer and be far more difficult and painful for Ilona, and I'm still not sure that putting her through all of the trauma was the right thing to do.  Still, now it's done and we will see what happens.  This surgery was very long and complicated, not to mention unexpected, and if you would like to make a donation towards what is going to end up also being very expensive, please sponsor any amount via GlobalGiving.

Happily we are seeing some puppies being adopted, most from foster homes, because we have more arriving as well as some small-sized adults (all mixed breed).  There are also a group of dogs from AFCD Shatin that we need to find space for, and that's why we really need foster homes for the puppies.  If you can help please email Cindy at foster@hongkongdogrescue.com, thanks you!

There was another adoption from a foster home, this time puppy Kyra, and it's a kind of foster fail because the adopter is Kyra's ex-foster parent. There should also be some more puppy adoption announcements coming up, and really just in time because we have always more arriving.

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Hong Kong Dog Rescue Limited

Location: Hong Kong, na - Hong Kong SAR
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Hong Kong Dog Rescue Limited
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