Happily Ever After!
In late April 2018, Antilles was finally united with his forever family, The Otsukas! He joins both a human sister and a fur sister. His family will continue his medical care and give him all the love he needs to live a full life. We’re so happy for Antilles and so grateful for everyone who wished him well on his journey to recovery.
Antilles gives his Momma a kiss on his adoption day.
Antilles cuddles his fur sister, Honey.
Antilles arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center on March 1st, nearly unable to walk cross the floor. His legs were bowed so severely they could barely support his weight. At many animal shelters, his condition would make him “unadoptable”, and would put him at very high risk of euthanasia. Many shelters are unable to help due to the time, funds, and medical resources that it takes to save puppies like Antilles, but Helen Woodward Animal Center is different.
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In an initial examination by our medical team, he was diagnosed with severe valgus deformity at carpi. The bowing wasn’t causing Antilles pain, but his leg bones were not growing at the same rate, causing the leg to bow out awkwardly.
Instead of putting him through an invasive surgery right away, our medical team splinted his legs in the hope that while he is still growing, the splints would keep the bones aligned. After only weeks of splints, Antilles’ progress is nearly miraculous. He walks – even runs – with straight, splinted, legs and still makes friends with everyone he meets.
Antilles’ story has reached around the country and inspired thousands of people. After lots of TLC, medical care, and with his unbeatable spirit, he overcame his medical issues and is now living a wonderful life with his family in Southern California