Sam is a two-year-old Labrador Retriever who was surrendered by his owner, an Army Veteran, to his local Animal Control facility. Sam’s owner was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and, as a result, felt that he wasn’t providing the attention and care that Sam deserved and could no longer keep him.
When Sam started favoring his back right leg, he was transferred to the League because the Animal Control Officer knew that we could provide the care that Sam needed.
Sam arrived at the League in late October and was examined by shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Erin Doyle. Sam was diagnosed with a cruciate tear and required surgery.
We are happy to share with you that Sam’s surgery was a success and he is recovering beautifully!
Sam does not let his injured leg slow him down; he wants to run, jump and play like the other shelter dogs. His favorite activity is to cuddle – despite being well over fifty pounds, Sam will not hesitate to climb into an empty lap!
Sam is currently available for adoption at the Boston shelter.