Gumdrop is an estimated two year old brindle female who is double tattooed. She was found in a rural area of Giddings, TX, that is known for dumping dogs on September 8 by the Giddings Animal Control. Her right leg was terribly mangled with her right wrist turned totally backward. She was kept for the mandatory 72 hours for a stray, and GALT picked her up on Friday, September 11, by caring GALT volunteers. After her initial intake at VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital, she was taken to Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. It was determined by Dr. Doug Lange that amputation was the only alternative based on the amount of damage and atrophy in the leg. Dr. Lange estimates this is a chronic injury that is at least 8 weeks old, and perhaps caused by being ejected from a vehicle. Surgery for the amputation was performed on Tuesday, September 15 and deemed to be successful. She is being closely monitored by Dr. Lange, and he expects her to go to a caring foster home on Friday, September 18. Updates on her progress will be posted.

Gumdrop is cat tolerant.

Update 12/1/2020: Gumdrop has healed and is now looking for her forever home!

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