Hi everyone! We (the shelter) have a poor little puppy in emergency surgery right now, and it's going to be expensive, so we're doing a fundraiser to cover the costs.
This little guy was picked up on the 4th of July. A good samaritan found him limping in the middle of the road. She said other people were just driving around him. She stopped and called the state police. The state police around here are really great with animals, so four troopers ended up out there, making sure the puppy was safe from the traffic. They called my mom, and she and I went out to get the puppy.
His leg was totally dangling. It was horrible. We got him on the stretcher and put him in the back of the truck... and he promptly wiggled out of the stretcher! He ended up riding on my lap the whole way. Now this dog was obviously in horrible pain and I wouldn't have been surprised if he was snappish, but he was giving me kisses the whole ride! He's just the sweetest puppy. We took him to our regular vet (it was a holiday, so the vet's office was closed, but we contacted one of the vets and she came in on her day off to examine the puppy. We are so grateful!). She examined him and stabilized the leg and said "This is a really bad fracture. This will either be an expensive surgery by an orthopedic specialist or amputation." It's especially difficult because he is only 5 to 6 months old and the fracture is near a growth plate.
We named him Trooper, after the nice state troopers who helped him. Today Trooper is at Tufts vet specialists getting his surgery. It was something that needed to be fixed asap, so we couldn't wait to raise the full amount of money. We're not sure what the total cost will be. First estimates were $4,000-5,000. The surgeon said his leg may never heal perfectly straight, but this is the best chance he has. We are accepting donations now to help pay for his bills. Please share this story if you can.
Donations can be made out to "Milton Animal League" and mailed to: Milton Animal League 181 Governor Stoughton Lane Milton MA 02186. Donations through paypal can be made through our website, http://www.miltonanimalleague.org
. If you are on facebook, we have a post up on our page that can be shared: http://www.facebook.com/groups/miltonanimalleague/
. The Milton Animal League is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation. Of course, if we end up raising more money than his bills cost, any extra funds will go to the care of other homeless animals.
Thank you for reading! I love you guys!
P.S. He will be back at the shelter next week, so I promise to take more pics of his adorable face then!