Balou (A128330), a black Labrador retriever mix, was picked up at a local veterinary clinic by the OHS Rescue and Investigation Services team. He had suffered a broken leg and his owner could not afford veterinary care.
When he arrived at the OHS he was examined and given medication to help with this painful injury. After consultation with an orthopedic veterinarian, Balou’s leg was put into a Velpeau sling - a special type of sling to allow his leg to heal comfortably without surgery. Balou was fostered by a Registered Veterinary Technician (also an OHS employee) so he could have daily physiotherapy on his healing leg.