Tony is a male bulldog mix. He was picked up by Putnam County Animal Control wandering in the woods. He was wearing a shock collar and had what appeared to be an old injury to his right front leg. Not wanting to leave the animal in distress, Putnam County Animal Control reached out to Pitt Sisters, an animal rescue out of Jacksonville Beach that specializes in Bulldog breeds. Jen from Pitt Sisters got in contact with Doc Tony, who offered to pay for any care that Tony, the dog, may need. Tony started with a simple vet visit to Shelton Animal Clinic, who determined that his leg was, in fact, severely nerve damaged, and had been for sometime, possibly from an old, untreated break. The options presented were to amputate, or to attempt giving Tony a steroid, known as prednisone, to help the damage and inflammation. Putnam County Animal Control decided to take the less evasive route first, and began treatment with the prednisone. Unfortunately, the prednisone proved ineffective. Today, Tony made a second trip to a Veterinarian in Jacksonville where he will be undergoing surgery to amputate his front leg. Tony was originally scheduled to attend the Mega Adoption event with Putnam County Animal Control on September 30th in an effort to find him a forever home, but will now need to go to a rescue that can help him adjust to walking again after his surgery.
As always, Putnam County Animal Control would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to the organizations involved in helping us care for our animals. Thank you to Pitt Sisters, Shelton Animal Clinic, and Doc Tony for all that you do for us. You are now, and forever, appreciated.