Highland Steele

Highland was at the top of Animal Control’s “At Risk” list because he has a gimpy leg.  He needed help right away.

Last updated: Oct 6, 2018

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: Oct 5, 2018
  • Breed: Retriever, Black Lab
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Young, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Weight:45 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Not yet
  • General Health: Excellent
  • Temperament: For a Lab, he’s unusually calm.  He is affectionate and gets along with everyone.
  • Gets Along with Dogs: Yes
  • Gets Along with People: Yes
  • Housebroken/Crate Trained: Working on it
  • Departure date:

History

Highland and a cat were abandoned in an apartment by the apartment’s tenant when he moved out.  The landlord found them when he came to clean-up sometime afterward.  He called Newport Animal Control.  No one knows for sure what happened to his leg, but I suspect he may have been kicked.

Known Issues & Progress

Behaviorally, he has no issues: he’s GREAT.  We took him to Cedarwood Veterinary to have him examined and X-rayed to assess his right rear leg and see what, if anything, could be done to restore it.  They said it had been broken some time ago, was not addressed and healed with the leg bone rotated laterally.  It causes him no pain and he has learned to function with his disability.  They recommend AGAINST surgery.  He just needs exercise and love.

Medical

  • DA2PP: 10/05/2018.(N.A.C.)
  • Bordatella: 10/05/18 (N.A.C.)
  • Wormed: Oct 5,6,7 2018, Panacur: 10 ml (PMFC)
  • Rabies: date (by)
  • Spay/Neuter: date (by)
  • Flea/Tick preventative: Oct 5, Advantage
  • Heartworm preventative: dates, product, dose
  • Heartworm Test/Treatment: dates – result (by) [delete below if negative]
    1. Doxy:
    2. Heartguard
    3. Injection #1
    4. Injection #2 & 3
    5. Recovery complete:

Gallery

In roughly chronological order, newest at the bottom. Click the thumbnails to enlarge. Some pictures are linked to Doggy Tales and videos about Highland, click those to open the related story or video.

PLEEEASE take me home with you!

His stiff legs makes him sit funny too

Enjoying some yard time

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