Meet Franklin. He’s about 2 years old and has been through a lot in his short life. Before he came to BREW as a stray, he was shot and had lost the use of one front leg. Dr. Walker and his staff of D.C. Vets, Inc. performed surgery on the leg and they and the wonderful vets and staff at Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates (all of Purcellville, VA), took care of him during about 2 months of recovery at Blue Ridge. They had to change his splint every other day until he reached a level of recovery where he could be released.
In February, Franklin came to Delaware for specialized hydrotherapy treatments at the rehab center at Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware. He’s been building up strength in the leg by using the treadmill in the tank; he has been performing many additional strength and flexibility exercises each day. Additionally he is walking two to three times extra per day to build up the strength in the leg.
Franklin is a sweet, gentle young beagle. He is afraid of just about everything but is slowly learning that most people like him and that most of external things like noise and sudden movements won’t hurt him. He is being slowly socialized to everything around him. Franklin gets along very well with his foster beagle sister and brother; he loves to sleep in the bed at night and will counter surf with the best.
Helping Franklin is very expensive. If you would like to help us help Franklin, please consider making a special donation to BREW!