Puppy Rescued From Kuwait Gets Treatment In Colorado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A puppy found hobbling in the Kuwaiti desert is now being treated at Colorado State University, where she might be a candidate for an experimental prosthesis that could one day help humans.

Sally, a Saluki, was spotted in the desert several months ago by a volunteer with an animal welfare group and taken to a shelter in Kuwait City.

Part of the dog's left hind leg had been severed and a veterinarian in Kuwait wanted to amputate the remaining leg. But the volunteer, Steve Holden, e-mailed his alma mater CSU and its veterinary hospital for advice. A surgeon there said the dog might make a good candidate for new research on grafting prosthetics to bone.

It could be a month or two before Sally gets her new leg as surgeons raise the $5,000 needed for the operation.

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  • by Sheila Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 2, 2007 at 08:50 AM
    It's really good to know that there are people out there who respect the lives of animals. I am really touched to hear that this puppy was helped out. It is important to respect life.
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