Ozzy was found on October 31, 2018, on the streets of West Virginia. He was taken in by animal control as a cruelty case because of the condition he was in. Ozzy was severely emaciated, forty pounds underweight, had a bone deformity, pressure sores, and scarring, they observed that his spirit was unbroken. Doberman Underground did not hesitate to take Ozzy in.
The specialist at Ohio State University diagnosed him with Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy, and we then set out to determine the best course of treatment for him. After many consultations with different vets and specialists, it was determined that Ozzy’s quality of life was best to not do surgical procedures on his legs. But because of how young Ozzy is future care would be needed is more based on preventative and preserving his use of the legs, so water therapy, medications, for now, are being used with the potential for a need of a cart at some point in his later life.
Ozzy was adopted on April 19th and for now, he is living his best life ever with his new mom and dober-sister as they hike and explore on her horse farm.