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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!First, congratulations on your potential new adoption! I think it is extremely honorable the rescue is taking this stance with Paco to ensure he goes to someone who isn't making a rash judgement and requiring a moment to step back in making the decision. It is difficult to determine the level of concern with the pelvic fracture without seeing x-rays and evaluating him.My recommendation would be to ask if you can have a conversation either on the phone or in person with the veterinarian who has been caring for him. Often this in and of itself will be the best way to grasp the level of concern for his future. For example, were any of the fractures through joints? Did any of the fracture sites have to heal by second intention (were not fixed by a surgeon)?Once you have gone through this discussion most rescues, and this one sounds like a fantastic one, will offer a complimentary veterinary visit local to the community (not just the rescue veterinarian) who can evaluate his history and do an examination to give an outside opinion on his health the first week of adoption. I would encourage you do consider this as well.I know leaving with him and very likely already you have attachments to him you will not want to bring him back but sitting down with an outside opinion will hopefully allow you to go into this adoption with eyes wide open and have no surprises in the coming years.Very likely there will be no issues in the future but as the rescue mentioned it is always best to take a step back and make sure that this is the right adoption for you both and there are no surprises around the corner in 1 or even 5 yearsI hope this makes sense and would love an update tomorrow when a decision is made! Please let me know any additional questions I can assist with or clarify today
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Good afternoon, I wanted to check in one more time to see if you were able to make a decision on Paco? Did you adopt him? I would love an update when you are able...