Orson is Better Every Day – Friday, July 28th

Hard to believe that it’s been four months since we introduced you to Orson and asked for your help.

If you’re new to this story, here’s a recap. When Orson was a puppy someone dumped him beside a freeway in Mexico. A good Samaritan, a Baja Rescue group, and your Rancho Coastal Humane Society worked together to find him a home in the United States.

One of the bones in his right, front leg was too short. The pain in Orson’s leg caused him to favor his other legs and the pain got worse. Thanks to the generosity of RCHS donors, volunteers, and the news media, Orson got the surgery he needed.

He went into private foster care (Thank You Diane!)  with regular visits to Dr. Joshua Jackson at Veterinary Specialty Hospital. Since our last report, Dr. Jackson removed the fixator that was used to stretch the bone in Orson’s leg.

X-rays showed that Orson is healing nicely, but he needs another month of restricted activity to give the bone time to heal. After that, he’ll be ready to begin his new life with his forever family.

Orson is a two-year-old, 35 pound, male, English Setter mix. He gets along with other dogs, enjoys going for a ride in the car, and never misses an opportunity to sit on a lap.

The $145 adoption fee for Orson will include his surgery, medical exams, up to date vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip.

For more information or to make a donation to help Orson and the other dogs, cats, and rabbits call 760-753-6413, visit your Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or Click Here to view Orson’s profile web page.