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Amputee dog Kilo gets adopted

Kilo's left leg had to be amputated to save his life from a spreading paw infection. Kilo's left leg had to be amputated to save his life from a spreading paw infection.
Kilo was adopted before July 4th. Kilo was adopted before July 4th.
After 3 months at the animal shelter, Kilo leaves with 3 legs, but loved and supported by his new family. After 3 months at the animal shelter, Kilo leaves with 3 legs, but loved and supported by his new family.

It took 96 days and patience and prayer, but Kilo, the amputee mixed-breed dog now has a family of his very own.

East Texas News told you about Kilo's story in May, when he underwent a full leg amputation.

In March, the 3-year-old’s former owner surrendered him to Lufkin Animal Services.  She was returning to Mexico to care for her terminally-ill mother.  When Kilo arrived he had an infection in his paw.

“We took Kilo for veterinary care at the Angelina Animal Hospital,’ said Aaron Ramsey, Director of Animal Services.

Doctor Lindsay Syler treated the infection for more than a month.  But to prevent it from spreading and killing Kilo, the amputation was the route to ensure he’d have a healthy life.

"He is just as fine on 3 legs as he was on four,” said Dr. Syler, DVM, about the resilient Kilo.  “And I heard that he found a really great family.  And so we are so excited for that and excited for him in his new home."

Ramsey expressed excitement and relief that Kilo’s next chapter in life is a good one.

“We had him for about 3 months.  And finally, there was a family that came in and fell in love with him," Ramsey said.

            The “Friends At Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter” Facebook page shared pictures of Kilo’s adoption and his departure with his new family.  The canine inherited three sisters and spent his first holiday with his family this Independence weekend.

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