It’s been a long four weeks for 9-year-old German Shepherd, Indy, after being rescued from a 50-foot hole in Bonita.
Before Indy’s back injury could be addressed, he first had to overcome several bouts with a bacterial infection.
“He had a giant gash in his back about 18 inches long from either a rock or a jagged edge on the way down and it got all kinds of nasty stuff inside of it, so they had to really take a long, long time to slowly get that out of him and get him healed up,” said Pugh. “But he’s hung in there, he’s strong, he’s a very strong German Shepherd.”
“After all his swelling and infection went down, they did another MRI and they found a bad disc, so they had to go in and fuse two vertebrates together,” said Indy’s owner, Mark Pugh.
Now, he is recovering at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley after a back surgery Tuesday.
“It’s day-by-day still,” said Pugh. “Before he’s back to normal where he was, a happy-go-lucky, running through the field, German Shepherd, it could be another couple months.”