*MEDICAL HOLD/GETTING REHAB* 2 yr old male Shiba/Klee Kai mix
Wiley is super sweet, energetic, playful Shiba / Klee Kai mix. He is estimated to be 2 yrs old and he weighs about 30 lbs. He was hit by a car and only received partial medical care for his head and leg injuries. When he began spinning, a sign of neurological damage, his owner planned on shooting him. A kind soul took Wylie into their home to save his life. Recognizing that he will need significant veterinary care, she reached out to us for help.
Wiley needs to be evaluated by a neurologist and an orthopedist. He will likely need an MRI to assess his neurological condition and make a prognosis. Wiley is fine as long as he is engaged in an activity, and only begins to spin when he doesn’t have something to focus on. When he gets tired, he will go lie down in his crate. We are hopeful that he can be rehabilitated with proper intervention and training exercises.
Wiley seems to lack strength in his hind legs, and struggles with stairs. This is likely due to atrophied muscles from lack of use, as he was reportedly kenneled 24/7 after the accident. The orthopedist will likely take multiple x-rays or do a CT scan to assess his legs and hips. We are hopeful he will just need some physical therapy and conditioning to regain strength and no surgery will be required.
Wylie has done well with the other dogs in his temporary home, and in his new foster home. He is also good with cats and kids, approx. 10 and older. He seems to be quite noise sensitive, so a quiet calm environment is best. He is neutered, house trained, and crate trained.
Wiley has been placed in a loving foster home. He will not be available for adoption until after his condition has been assessed and we know his prognosis. Stay tuned for updates about Wiley. Click the donate button below to make a donation to our general fund; used to provide veterinary care for Wiley and all our Shibas in rescue.