My dog Apollo came into the Humane Society of Charles County as a hit by car German shepherd pup. A good Samaritan had found him on the side of 228, and brought him into the clinic. After x-rays, they found he had a broken pelvis and an unknown injury to his front leg. He couldn’t walk, and he was put on stray hold in hopes that owners were looking for him. The surgery he required for his hip, known as an “FHO” was much too expensive for the Humane Society to afford. So, at no fault of the Humane Society, his fate was clear that he would be put to sleep if no one came forward after his stray hold was up. No owners came forward, despite search efforts. We brought Apollo home in hopes of giving him a good last few days of life, so he would know he was loved in his last days, instead of spending them in a kennel. Well, we fell in love with him, and we couldn’t bring him back to the shelter. So, with the help of our friends and family, and the Humane Society’s followers and donors, we raised enough money for his FHO surgery. The injury to the front leg was nerve damage, and unfortunately, after giving the nerves months to try to heal themselves, they never did. So we, along with Apollo’s surgeon, decided amputation was best for his situation, and got him the second surgery he needed. Now, he is the happiest “tripawd” on three legs. He is just happy to be able to be a dog again, and he will forever be a part of our family. Your donations, big or small, will help save lives just like Apollo’s, and will give homeless animals the chance they deserve to live a happy loving life! Please donate if you can, and if nothing else, sharing the fundraiser is also helping out these animals. Thank you all from myself, the humane society, and the animals!
A little background about The Humane Society of Charles County:
In 2015, the Humane Society of Charles County provided compassionate shelter and care to more than 3,200 homeless animals, touched more than 18,000 school children, nursing home residents, veterans, and community members through our humane education and pet therapy programs, provided low-to-no cost veterinary services for more than 3,000 pets in need, and saved nearly 200 “bottle babies” through our kitten and puppy fostering programs.
The Saving Pets Challenge is the most efficient fundraiser we have found to help us save pets in our community. 100% of your donation goes directly to our shelter AND with your help, we could even win up to $50,000 in prize money! Funds raised through the Saving Pets Challenge will be used to help us provide shelter and care for more homeless, injured, and neglected animals than ever before through adoptions, fostering, community partnerships, education, affordable spay/neuter and veterinary services, and support for the families of pets in need.
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