Kalani is a beautiful Timber, Arctic, & Irish Wolfhound mix. On June 4, 2010 The Saskatoon, Canada SPCA was involved in a large seizure of 84 dogs. The animals ranged from 3 weeks to 6 years. One pup just didn’t seem to fit into the mix. As he grew he started to show signs that he just wasn’t a regular puppy. He didn’t bark, he howled. The SPCA consulted with conservation officers, who decided that he was a wolf dog. Unfortunately they were not permitted to adopt out this pup.
The day after the seizure it was found that he could not use his back legs. He was taken to the vet and diagnosed with secondary hyperparathyroidism, because of poor nutrition. His bone density was extremely low, and he had multiple small bone fractures. He was put in foster care in hopes of reversing the bone problems. Within 5 days he started to stand on his back legs. Each day was an improvement as he would take steps in walking but only for short periods. When he started to run it was as if his back legs were taped together, and he would hop on them.
I was lucky enough to be able to adopt Kalani in August, 2010. With lots of work and patience, he has turned into a wonderful animal. You will still see an occasional hop from him, reminding me of what this poor little guy had to go through. Happily his foster care saved his life. Kalani lives with Timber and Waya, where he is learning how to become a very large and impressive ambassador wolf.