On April 7, 2017, TAF was called about a critical case at an open access shelter. The shelter had a small dog with a large hole in the back of his leg, which was already necrotic. You could not only smell the rotting flesh but also see that the tendons in his back leg had been severed. He was in an enormous amount of pain and, to make things more challenging, the tightly matted fur around his back paws and tail acted like a vice grip. (The matted fur actually needed to be cut off with a surgical blade.) Once at the ER Vet, it was determined that Argyle would need emergency orthopedic surgery to suture his tendons back together and cut away as much dead tissue as possible to try and prevent further spread of infection. Because of the location of the injury, the odds were stacked against him his medical team prepared him for emergency surgery in hopes to save his leg.

Argyle would go on to stay hospitalized at the ER Vet and was then transferred to TAF’s vet. After a few days, Argyle started to spike a fever and the infection in his leg had begun to spread. Because of this, blood poisoning was a major concern and it was decided that to save his life, Argyle’s leg would need to be amputated. When all was said and done, Argyle’s medical care exceeded $7,000…. It cost an arm and literally a leg. Even though it was an unexpected financial hit, the surgeries were well worth it because within seven days of his amputation, Argyle was up and running around without a care in the world.

He had a grin from ear to ear was completely pain free! With that being said, we are so excited to announce that Argyle has made a full recovery and has found his forever home! Argyle’s new mom and dad adore him and he will know nothing but love from here on out. He has received his second chance at a new beginning! A big thank you to those who contributed towards Argyle’s medical care and who kept him in their thoughts and prayers! Your support is beyond appreciated and Argyle made a full recovery because of it!