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IMO Boxers and any other breed = a NO NO!!!!!

Just wanted to share that we had a 2 year old Flashy Fawn Male Boxer come in this morning and his owner decided to take him for a little ride in the back of the truck (bed part)....I guess he did well on the ride to the store and the ride home...stayed in there and was a good boy......

He said that when he got back to the house and parked the truck in the driveway that his dog jumped out of the back and over the side....He landed on his face onto the driveway and broke his jaw....

It you look at the bottom row of teeth (and of course these are usually sticking out further)...if you look at the left side..then from the left of the k-9 tooth all the way across to the other bottom k-9 tooth was broken and those teeth in between were just flapping in the wind....very painful for the boy.....

I pulled all of the teeth in between the k-9's and wired the jaw back together.....It has to stay wired for 6 to 8 weeks before we can even determine if the jaw will be able to heal properly without extensive surgery and plates (which the owner stated they cant afford).....so....everyone keep your fingers crossed for this boy because if the wire does not help they will probably opt to put him to sleep....

All over a little joy ride in the back of a pick-up......keep in mind this injury was when the truck was no longer moving  :cry:
 

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Now can you imagine what would have happened even at 10 mph! I've always hated seeing dogs in the back of a pick-up.  ~X(
I hope this young male can recover fully from this senseless injury. Healing vibes being sent his way. Sharon, please keep us updated on this poor boy's condition. So sad  :(  yet makes me furious at the same time.
 

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I am always scared when I see dogs in the back of a pickup, all it take is one time.  Hope the boy recovers and does not need surgery.  If he does, do you think a rescue would take him instead of putting him down?
 

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OMG! THat is horrible! Def, sending healing thoughts his way! Do you know if instead of putting him to sleep they can turn him into a rescue? Please keep us updated.
 

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Thanks for the reminder.  

Here in the south we see this all to often.  Sometimes, the dogs even climb on the toolbox right behind the cab. I get so angry when I see this.  It makes me so nervous.  There is no way, I would contemplate any of my kidos (skin or fur) in the back of a truck.  Its just too dangerous! :cry:
 

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that was going to be my question too Barb...esp since hes so young...

i HATE that people do that !!! here its LEGAL for dogs and people to ride in backs of trucks going 80 on the dam highway...WHO IN THE WORLD THINKS THATS A GOOD IDEA?  8O I guess here its the same stupid idiots that think that a girls LEGAL age for sex is 14 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! used to be 12 here until just a few yrs ago....can you imagine... :eek:

i know in mass you can have people in the back of any truck..the ONLY time i even had my dogs in the back of my F350 was when i was driving back n forth to Va Beach for work..and i got 2 XL crates...had them strapped with motorcycle tie downs to the cab of the truck..so the crates were right outside the back window...if it was night time they were back there..if it was daytime they were IN the truck with me..CROWDED lol b/c i had alot of work stuff with me..but id stay for weeks so i wasnt leaving them home...although that whole situation got old quick haha..decided to cut the trips and stay in mass...flew ONCE with them and uhmmm from norfolk va to mass..they sent the dogs to alabama by mistake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uhmm WHAT???????

wow i rambled didnt i..JEEZ sorry Sharon haha

let me say again..I HATE WHEN I SEE DOGS IN BACK OF TRUCKS !!!!!!!! EVEN TOO FAR OUT THE WINDOW MAKES ME NERVOUS !!!
 

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oh that sucks, I was also going to say about the rescue, any way they'll surrender him and a rescue will be willing to take over? poor guy hope he recovers :)
 

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Aww poor fella...that must of been pretty painful for him! Hope he recovers from it okay.
Another careless injury that could of been prevented.
 

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This story reminds me of an incident I witnessed many years ago.  I was driving behind a PU truck with a cattle dog running around in the back.  Well, the dog ran too fast and bounced out of the back of the truck while it was going close to 50 mph!  The dog bounced, then rolled over and over about 4-5 times (luckily, I'd dropped way back, nervous about the dog running around in the bed of the PU), then immediately got up and ran full blast after the truck!   8O  The truck didn't stop, not realizing what had just happened, even though I layed on my horn over and over again.  The dog never stopped running.  I had to turn off that road right after that; hopefully the idiot owner finally noticed that he was being chased by his own dog.  How the dog could even get up after falling like that, I'll never know.
 

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That's so sad.  I'll keep the little fella in my prayers.  Not to long ago I had Rocky ride to the store with me and I had the back window down.  He was fine the whole time until we pulled back up to the house and bam....he jumped out of the window!  I was so mad at him!  Thankfully that's when I still had the cobalt and he jumped into the yard and not the street.  Our street is a fairly busy road!
 

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That is so sad to hear... I just don't understand some people. You know in the adoption contract, I signed from the Florida Rescue that I got my Fawn mix from, there was a specific section that I could not allow him to ride in the Back of a pick-up Truck, and that if I was found doing this, they would take him away and possible prosecute, I do believe. There was also a clause about leaving him outside without proper protection from the elements, and access to food and water. Although I would never have done either of these things, nor did I have the means to do them (1. I had no Pick up, and 2 I lived in a condo, so no yard to leave him in) I just thought that maybe it was good that they had these clauses in the contract, and hopefully it would make other people think about not doing these things.

But I hope that this pup will pull through.
 

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How awful Sharon..That poor boy..Hoping he heals up allright....Yea, I'm with Barkersmom, here in the south you see that a lot and every time I do, I grind my teeth and mutter to myself...Marq had actually tried to get one to pull over so he could holler at them, to no avail :x
 

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You know what, didnt someone come on here recently asking about letting the dog in the back of there truck? I hope they see this thread.
 
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that poor baby!  it amazes me how vet care can put them back together  :thumbup:

i would never put dogs in a pickup bed, bUT we have been total idjiots and had mishaps in our truck with thor and vetty.

we had the window down too far and vetty jumped out at about 10 mph on a gravel road last year.  i saw her go out!  freaked me out.  hubby had forgotten to put the window back up after we hooked up a camper we were buying.

other mishaps = rolling their heads up in the window!!  my husband still has to disconnect the rear truck window switch so they can't roll it down themselves.  THANKS for the reminder!!  the window lock switch on the drivers arm rest is worthless - little toggle switch that you can hit with your arm.

the last time vetty rolled her head up in the window, my husband hit the curb and broke the step bar thing, he was so frantic trying to figure out how to unstick her.

now vetty is scared to death to go near any car window, which is a good thing.

cars are very dangerous for our animals.  i have doggie seatbelts for both of them, but vetty will unclick herself.  i have to find a way to modify them.

keep your babies safe - they trust us to take care of them, and oh man it BREAKS my heart when something happens to them on my watch!

hope the broken jaw baby heals up just fine
 

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On the questions of Rescue.....That will be something to consider.....Unfortunantly here in the are of MS I am in we dont have a great Boxer Rescue....But, we have several good all breed rescues....Alot of them are very low on funds after Hurricane Katrina and the number of dogs/cats that they took on.....so......if it comes to that I will have to do some searching......Certainly they would consider giving him up to someone rather then putting him to sleep....but in the end it is the owners choice and a very sad situation of being careless....
 
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crap i missed that part of your initial post about the owner putting him to sleep if the wires don't work.

red dirt boxer rescue has local sponsors for the ones that need alot of medical care.  i think an electrical company paid for cheyenne's surgery.  she ran out the door of the fosters home and got hit by a car.  she's had 3 hip surgeries.  they don't give up on them if they can get help.

since the all breed rescues are overwhelmed, maybe you could find a sponsor for him with a local business?

or we could take up a collection on the forum if he surrenders the dog to you?

i don't want to see him put down!!
 

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Wow Grammie a business sponsor is something I had not really thought much about....We will see what happens with him and keep our fingers crossed that the wiring solves his issue.....and go from there.....if he has to have plates/pins he will have to be a referral to dental specialist....

I feel bad for the owner and of course they were very upset about the whole situation....I dont get real deep into people's financial situation, but I know up front he told me he did not have a lot of money and wanted to know what it would cost before we even looked at the dog....

Once a sick or injured animal is there we are not going to let them leave without helping them in the best way we can.  Never has anyone been turned away because they did not have money in an emergency. The whole situation with this boxer (sedate, pulling teeth, wire jaw, all med's) were done and I charged them $60.00  8O ....Just enough to cover the clinics cost on the medicine.  After all of that they wrote a check and told the receptionist to hold it until Friday and they would come and exchange it with cash... I have to be honest and say that in alot of ways I wonder if I will ever see them again....but then again they have a dog with a wired jaw so certainly they will come back.....

It is probably wrong to feel that way...but unfortunantly I can not even still count the times that I have worked on someone's baby with the promise of coming back on pay day and they have never been seen again :)  That is why hospitals wont let you "charge", but I imagine I will never reach the point that I send a sick or injured animal back out the door on the premise of you cant pay..I wont treat!!!

Wow this has got off topic.....So I am trying to say that in the end I hope they return and I hope for everyone's sake that the wire works!!!
 

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I hope it all works out. Zora had a broken jaw and all is well now. She was just a baby so maybe the healing time was alot less. $60.00, WOW....I needed to come see you. lol.
 
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