Last Updated: June 05, 2010
Here is Roper's story, in the words of his rescuer:
"Roper was found on a rural black top road during a thunder storm. He was carrying one leg. A passerby stopped, picked him up, and took him to the local shelter. Their vet diagnosed a 'probable cruciate tear.' The vet was not sure if he had been hit by a car. We took him.
"After two days of not eating we took him to our vet. An exam, tests, and x-rays were taken. They could not find the cause. We went to the specialist who diagnosed pneumonia with copious pus in the lungs. It was touch and go for several days. On follow-up Roper was feeling much better but still would not eat. The decision was made to x-ray his mouth although nothing could be seen on a general examination.
"He had: 'Apical reabsorption of the upper right fourth molar.' This can be caused by trauma and worsens with stress. After returning home Roper ate a full meal the following morning.
"We are hoping that this appetite continues. In addition, he will need to have his knee repaired.Due to how ill Roper was, we do not have a definite diagnosis on his knee.
"Throughout all of the vet visits, prying, poking, and manipulation Roper never once offered to bite. He would struggle but never bite."
CorgiAid supporters will help Roper with the expense of bringing him back to health, and will look at addressing his knee once he feels better. Thank you!