Ducky, One of the Gentlest Souls You’ll Meet!

By August 27, 2014Adoptions
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Ducky is a 1 year-old Border Collie/Terrier mix and weighs a mere 19lbs. He is super sweet and a very playful puppy.

When he first came to Evergreen Animal Protective League, he was having trouble keeping food down. Ducky was diagnosed Persistent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA). PRAA is a congenital, life-threatening anomaly of the blood vessels of the heart that results in constriction of the esophagus. It had constricted Ducky’s esophagus to the point where he essentially was unable to swallow food. Ducky has had surgery that corrected the PRAA, and remove the constriction.  The long-term constriction, however, caused his esophagus to balloon out, so he still requires special care with his feeding. He is currently on a food regimen that requires it all to be blended to a milkshake consistency so that it can safely move through the esophagus without coming back up.

Ducky also had a significant disability with his back legs. At some point in his young life, both of his kneecaps were dislocated and shifted to the inside part of his legs.  The result was that his legs were tucked beneath him, and he was unable to straighten them out, causing him limited mobility and difficulty moving over things like steps.  Ducky has had surgery to correct his left knee, and will have surgery on the other knee.  EAPL is currently seeking donations to help fund his surgery to repair his kneecaps, and provide the therapy needed to get is legs working properly.

You can see  the “before surgery” video of Ducky here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h032XZZwwxA

Here is the video of Ducky, just four days after his left knee was corrected: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsFNlpeeHdM&feature=youtu.be

In spite of all of his disabilities, he perseveres, and acts just like any other happy puppy. If you are interested in helping us with Ducky, please donate what you can.  Here’s a link to information regarding making a donation: http://www.eapl.com/donations.html

If you are interested in adopting Ducky, please complete an online application at www.eapl.com (where you can also view all our adoptable animals) or call 303-674-6442.