Ole was surrendered to New Hope through a partner vet clinic. He had been hit by a car and had a dislocated right hip and his left knee showed rupture of the caudal cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament. Darcy’s right hip was reduced (put back into place) under heavy sedation on April 23 2019. He was provided analgesics for pain and was medically managed throughout the week. Darcy underwent surgical correction of his left knee on April 26 2019. During surgery it was discovered the medial meniscus, the tissue that cushions his knee joint, is the area that often gets torn with cruciate ligament tears, but this was intact. However, both the cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments were found to be torn in addition to the medial collateral ligament. His surgery went great. 

Although Ole was doing amazing with his rehabilitation from his surgery, his foster knew something was wrong. He always seemed short of breath even with just taking a really short walk. One morning Ole had blood coming from his nose. He was taken to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The foster was asked to monitor in case it happened again. A few days later it happened again so Ole was seen again at the WCVM. A CT Scan was scheduled for a couple of days later and unfortunately he had a nasal tumour and palliative care was the only option for Ole. Ole spent only a few more days with his loving foster home, but the time came where they had to say goodbye and he passed over the rainbow bridge. Ole was loved until the end and will forever hold a place in his foster homes hearts.

If you would like to donate towards Ole’s medical expenses, please consider donating to our Guardian of Hope fund. This fund goes directly towards Ole’s medical costs and other dogs that join New Hope Dog Rescue’s foster care program that have additional medical care needed during their stay with us.

  • Date April 27, 2019
  • Tags Alumni