Thre­e-legged dog looking for home

"Albany" undergoes surgery for unde­rdeveloped leg


SAN ANTONIO - The newest addition to the San Antonio Humane Society is just like any other puppy. She loves to play and go outside, but she is unique.

Albany, a retriever mix, was born without a leg that didn't develop properly. It was short and her paw did not have any padding, so it was difficult and painful for her to walk.

The San Antonio Humane Society decided it would be in her best interest to amputate her leg.

Because she's still a puppy, veterinarians say it will be easier for her to adapt to walking. Her surgery was on June 21, and already she's up and moving around.

"She walks a little bit funny right now, she's still learning, but other than that, just be patient with her, she's not moving as fast as your typical puppy," said Seamus Nelson, the Humane Society spokesman. "But still, she's a great dog, she's very friendly, and she seems to be pretty smart, too."

Albany is looking for a home.

The Humane Society adoption fee is $99, and it includes spaying, microchips, a collar, 30 days of pet insurance, and two tickets to Sea World.

If you're interested in adopting Albany, you can visit the Humane Society website at or call (210) 226-7461.


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