Well, what a surprise to get home one day to see Finn, one of our three dogs, on the the wrong side of the gate. That turned to dismay when it was obvious he was injured. A trip to the emergency vet confirmed a badly broken leg requiring surgery to insert a pin through the thigh bone (which was in three pieces), a plate and 11 screws holding it all together. Now he needs to be confined to a cage for 12 weeks to allow it to heal- and that is no fun for a big, active farm dog! We have a 1.2 x70 cage in the bathroom for while we are at work and overnight, and this smaller one in the lounge so he can be with us and the other dogs in the evenings.
We don’t know how he got out- he could have jumped the fence or gate, but however he did it meant he got out onto the road and was hit by a car.