BENEFITING: TAILS OF COURAGE
8/6/2014 Update: The skin around the wound is not closing over the bone so surgery will be required when we get the infection under control.
Yesterday, July 30, 2014 we received a call in our West Virginia Chapter that an injured dog had been left with no medical care. The caller was anonymous and did not provide much information other than the dog had been hit by a car and had been given no medical care by the owners. Racing over to the home, we learned that the pup, who is only a few months old, had indeed been hit by a car and the legs had become infected. We took the pup immediately to the vet, by agreement of the owner who turned the pup over to the rescue. Our wonderful Veterinarian, Elk Valley, confirmed that this poor dog had chewed its own leg off in an attempt to live. Bone fragments were found in his mouth. Another paw, so badly damaged, will need to be amputated. We are now calling our little friend Gump and he is going to live. All dogs have three legs and a spare according to our beloved Dr. Ford and in Gump's case, he had two to spare. He will need several surgeries and a great deal of follow up care. Please donate to help him. We will post updates and copies of bills as we go.