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Dislocated Hip

On Saturday, April 29th we were contacted by the local animal control about an American Bulldog who had fallen out of a 3rd story window and had a suspected broken back leg. Unfortunately, this boy had been bounced around to 3 different people in the 6 weeks leading up to the incident so the person who had just taken him in that night surrendered him on the spot. Knowing we are lovers of American Bulldogs here at Taffy's (Taffy was an American Bulldog), they contacted us immediately to collaborate and see if we would be interested in taking him into our rescue. In the meantime they spent the day finding an emergency vet to see him, however, given the current veterinary crisis it literally took all day. Once they finally found a vet to see him it was determined that his leg was not actually broken, however, he did experience a complete dislocation of his right hind leg, meaning the hip was completely out of the socket. Unfortunately, there wasn't a vet on staff who was able to reset the leg and Jasper was sent home for the weekend on pain medication.

He spent most of Sunday resting on pain medication and we waited anxiously for the vet to open Monday morning. First thing his morning we contacted our vets and they agreed to see him. They confirmed that not only was his hip dislocated, but he also had a broken toe on the opposite hind foot so it was no wonder that this guy was in some serious pain. They explained to us that they could reset the leg, however, it only has a 50% chance of remaining in the socket and the longer it remains out of the socket, the less likely resetting it will work. In the event that he dislocates it again, he will need a FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy - They also said that we could opt to go straight to this option given the length of time the leg had already been dislocated.


We opted to have the vets reset the leg and hoped that Jasper's leg would heal without having to go through surgery and a long recovery period without him dislocating it again. Unfortunately, on May 2nd Jasper dislocated his hip again going out of his crate. He will be having Femoral Head Ostectomy surgery on May 29th, and will need 6+ weeks of crate rest following his surgery. 


The initial vetting at the emergency vet was covered by Animal Control, however, today's vetting as well as any ongoing vetting will be covered by Taffy's Legacy Canine Rescue & Rehabilitation. We will update the fundraiser if there are any changes in his medical needs, but at present we are praying to the dog gods that Jasper makes a full recovery without needing surgery. The initial fundraising goal reflects today's vetting and a small budget for puppy pads/supplies for Jasper.

Treatment Updates

April 29th , 2023

Jasper fell from a 3rd story window and visited an emergency vet. He was diagnosed with a dislocated hip. He was surrendered to Taffy's Legacy.

May 1st, 2023

Jasper's hip was reset and he was diagnosed with a broken toe on the opposite leg. 

May 2nd, 2023
Jasper may have dislocated his hip while going back in h
is crate from a bathroom break. He is being monitored closely.

May 15th, 2023

X-ray to check Jaspers Hip - Confirmed Dislocation

May 29th, 2023

Femoral Head Ostectomy Surgery Booked


Treatment Plan

Jasper is currently on strict crate rest. He is scheduled for his Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery on May 29th, and will require 6+ weeks of crate rest to heal after surgery.  

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