Julia's Blog

This gorgeous little girlie is Julia, who is approx. 18 months old and one of our gorgeous street doggies that Natasa feeds every day in North Macedonia.

On Sunday evening 04/02/2024 when Natasa went to feed them, at a normally quiet safe place, she found poor Julia lying on the road, screaming every time she tried to move πŸ’”

Taking a closer look it was obvious she had been hit by car πŸ’” and of course the driver had just left her for dead 😑😑

She rushed Julia straight to our vets and he quickly did some x-rays to determine the extent of her injuries. It was her right side that had taken the impact and she had a fractured pelvis, fractured femur, and fractured tabia and fibula πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

The vet did say that if Natasa had not found Julia she most certainly would have died overnight from shock and hyperthermia πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
Fortunately she had no internal organ damage or severe blood loss but she needed operating on asapπŸ‘ as you would imagine, we both said please do what needs to be done to help her 🐾❀️

So yesterday out vet performed 3 quite lengthy operations, pinning together her fractured bones and putting in titanium rods so her bones will hopefully mend πŸ™πŸ™Julia came through the operations really well πŸ˜€

Age is on her side, so that really helps and gives us so much encouragement ❀️ She now needs to stay at the vet clinic for a minimum of 6 weeks, crate rest and monitoring before our vet will x-ray her again, and then, if all is good and her bones have healed πŸ™πŸ™ he'll operate and remove the rods and pins πŸ˜€

Today she's comfortable and on pretty strong pain relief but what's most important to us is that she's very much alive and still with us ❀️

Below are some photos of her operation, they are thankfully not too gory but please be aware they do show open wounds etc so be warned

We are a not for profit rescue and we receive no funding either in Macedonia or here in the UK. We rely solely on kind donations and fundraising.
If you would like to make a contribution, however small to Julia's treatment we would be so very grateful. Just send us an email, at the bottom of the page and on  the Contact page and we will send you details of how you can donate.
Thank you xx

Below are some photos of the injuries poor little Julia sustained and the operation our wonderful vet performed to save her life

Please be warned although there is no significant blood, there are images of open wounds and surgery below

As you can see the injuries were significant, but with the timely expert veterinary intervention little Julia has the best possible chance of making a full recovery πŸ™πŸ™

We will be making regular updates on her progress....watch this space  πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Just one day after surgery

Our first update ❀️❀️ Look who is doing so well today πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ‘and bless her Julia's even managing to wag her tail a little 😁😁

I don't think you can ever fail to be amazed just how loving, wonderful and trusting dogs really are...no matter the trauma and pain they've been through 🐾🐾

Julia is getting excellent care at the vet clinic, she's comfortable and they remain hopeful that her hip and leg will heal well so she can have a happy doggie future πŸ™πŸ™