The most heartbreaking moment for a dog owner is when their dog gets severely injured. Some injuries are hard to treat and require amputation. The following story features a dog with an untreatable injury and a vet who tried his best to save him.
Bentley is a four-year-old Australian shepherd. His owners were out of the country because of a humanitarian mission. The owners’ friend, Ryan, was in charge of watching Bentley while they were away.
Unfortunately, Bentley got into an accident. Bentley got hit by a car leaving him with gruesome injuries on his leg. Ryan rushed the dog to a veterinarian, but after initial treatments, they told him to go to another vet. Bentley was referred to Planned Pethood for amputation.
Dr. Jeff Young, the head vet at Planned Pethood, looked into Bentley’s injury. He saw the X-ray results and was shocked at the degree of damage on the dog’s bones. Despite amputation being recommended by the other vets, Dr. Jeff tried to do what he can to save the dog’s leg.
Dr. Jeff tried his best to remove the broken pieces of bones and close the wound. However, there was not enough skin tissue to close the entire wound. If the wound couldn’t be fully sutured, they have no choice but to amputate. Dr. Jeff failed to save the leg.
Ryan had to make a difficult call to his friends. Bentley’s owners were informed about what happened. After that, Dr. Jeff proceeded with the amputation. He wasn’t happy that it had to be done, but at least he tried the other option first.
The owners, Garrett and Andra, Flew back to Colorado from Haiti to see their dog. It was a shocking moment for them to see Bentley with only three legs. Garrett couldn’t contain his tears. However, they were also glad that Bentley was doing well and is still alive.
Video courtesy of Animal Planet via YouTube.