Port St. Lucie puppy loses leg, gains family

After amputation, pup gets new home

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.-- Wednesday was a big day for little Autumn.  The one-year old Yorkie went home with her new "forever family."
    
"Now we've got a whole little family," said Patty Walker, Autumn's new owner.

When Walker and her teenage daughter met the one-year-old pup, they joined a waiting list of more than 30 families hoping to adopt her, even knowing she may need some extra care.

"We just fell in love with her, my daughter and I, we have another Yorkie," she said.

When the St. Lucie County Humane Society rescued Autumn two months ago, her back left leg was fractured and bent. Dr. Leonard Fox at the Animal Hospital of West Port St. Lucie,  finally decided it was best to amputate.

"She didn't skip a beat, everything went like clockwork, surgery went wonderfully," said Fox.

Fox says Autumn can now move around better than before the surgery, despite having just three legs.
    
"A little dog with a leg amputation is going to do really well," he said.
    
"We're very happy we were chose, or she chose us," added Walker.
    
 

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