Bernie was rescued from the North Central Los Angeles animal shelter after being in the shelter at least twice. Camp Cocker Rescue heard that he was having a stiff time walking and we wondered if something was going on. So we rescued him and our vet immediately learned what is wrong with little Bernie. Both femurs are not resting in the hip sockets properly. This could have been a genetic issue or it could have been due to an old injury (there is no way of knowing at this point).
Bernie will be needing two FHO surgeries, beginning on his left side since that is the more painful side. The two surgeries need to be staged apart so that he has a chance to heal on one side before the second side is operated on. Please consider donating to this little sweet guy, he's not had the chance for thorough vetting before in his life and he has no idea that his life is about to change through the magic of the Camp Cocker village of supporters!