Hit By Car Medical Emergency. 2 Year Old Precious Male. Broken Front Leg Needs Surgery TODAY. Help Needed.

                   Two year old “Baxter” was found as a stray, hit by a car near Chicago. Emergency Help Is Needed.

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Thursday Morning August 18, 2022

Gem of the Day: “No Time For A Gem. We Have A Hit By Car Medical Emergency Smack Dab In The Middle Of August.”

Dear Small Pawsers,

We were contacted by CACC shelter in Chicago about a dog with a broken leg, in severe pain. You can see it in his eyes.

He had to go through a five day stray hold, waiting to see if owners would come for him. They did not. He had no I.D. The shelter vet put a pain patch on him, thank God. 

He may be a Bichon-a-Doodle. I don’t know. He has definitely met a Bichon. I only know that he has a broken leg and August is the most difficult month for all non-profits. It’s just a fact with so many people vacationing in August.

One of our volunteers, Lauren Throm, Elf’s Mom, picked him up and got him to over to VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital in Downers Grove IL.

Our Board Certified surgeon, Dr, John Przywara, DVM, DACVS just told me this poor two year old’s humerous, basically, his upper arm/elbow, looks to have a clean but good sized break. It would NOT heal on it’s own.

This is more abut this type of injury. In young dogs it’s due to trauma like a HBC.

We have two choices, and I hope that our Board of Trustees and myself, have made the right one for this two year precious boy.

We could have chosen amputation, and because of the place of the break, it would have been $4500.00.

Or, for around $3000.00 more, we can save his leg.

I know it’s a lot of money. Veterinary costs are skyrocketing. I know that it’s August. People are away on vacation.

But this is a very young precious boy. Dr. John said he is a good dog, letting them handle him while he is in pain, trying to kiss them.

He can do this surgery this afternoon.

Can you help us to save this baby’s leg?

Because of Baxter’s body type and long legs, if anything were ever to happen to his good leg, as he gets older, it would be a real problem. He weighs 23 pounds. He needs both legs.

I’m here and will issue all matching donation challenges. If you can help big, big help is needed. And I don’t think I’ve ever asked that before. All My Love, Robin  

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