On May 2nd New Hope was contacted a pup had been hit by a car 3 days earlier and had a broken femur. If we weren’t able to bring him in to foster care he would need to be euthanized. Our foster network pulled together and a foster was found for him. A volunteer drove out to bring him into Saskatoon and directly to a partner vet on May 3rd. The initial thought was that he was going to have his leg amputated.

On May 4th Gio went in for his surgery and the surgical team at Orchard Vet Care took further x-rays and determined that they were confident a pin and plate would help fix the broken femur rather then complete removal of the limb, only his surgery would need to be put off till the next day as that was a more time intensive procedure.

May 5th Gio returned to Orchard Vet Care where a pin was carefully placed to help his femur heal correctly. He spent one night in hospital then went to his foster care where he is currently resting on very strict crate rest.

Update: May 31 Gio went for surgery to get the pin removed from his leg! We are so excited to see him thriving. He still needs another week of rest but he is ready to find his forever home!!

Update: Gio has found his forever home! We are so excited for him!

Please consider making a donation to our Guardians of Hope program where your donations continue to help dogs like Gio. 100 percent of all donations towards this fund goes directly to the animal’s medical expenses for major medical care.


  • Date May 10, 2023
  • Tags Alumni