Tommy Lee Jones
We received a call from East Valley Shelter telling us they had a Lhasa X with a dislocated ankle and a broken foot…could we take him. Of course, we said yes. What happened? We can only imagine that his foot was either caught in a door or he was hit by a car. All we know for certain is he was in excruciating pain, yet he still wagged his tail like a champ! When we arrived at the shelter, we were told that the foot was infected, necrotic and basically dead; surgical repair was not possible. It had been splinted for four days without medical attention; his leg would need to be amputated. Surgery was performed and this little grizzle colored, very brave, 1 . 5 year-old Lhasa boy will adjust.
Once surgery had been done and we had a chance to take a good look at Tommy Lee, we saw that he also has a double cherry eye…so surgery to correct this will be done before he goes to his forever home.
Right now, he is learning to trust all over again, and with love and care, he will get back to wagging that tail of his soon. Tommy will be available in December. A home without children….but with lots and lots of love…would be recommended. Tommy Lee is very special.
We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold weekly adoption events at Rover Kennels. Check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.
Sundays, 11am – 2:30pm
2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [Map]
Metered street parking.
Bring a copy of your application and pictures of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit.
And…don’t forget to bring your dog(s), if you have any. They make the final decision!