Pluto escaped home and was missing for 1 week. When he returned home he had a wound on his right leg and was unable to use it properly. It was recommended that his leg be amputated. His owners saved up the funds to have the surgery performed quickly, but when he came in for surgery it was discovered that his leg wasn’t his only problem. Pluto also had an abdominal wall hernia – a traumatic opening in the abdominal muscle and his intestines were coming through the hole.