Thursday, September 23, 2010

5 month old puppy with broken leg

How the heck do I get myself into these situations. LOL!

I received a phone call from my rescue friend June. She received a call from her vet office. The story is a women came in with a small cute terrier puppy, maybe a JRT or JRT mix. The dog had been hit by a car 3 days ago. The women took the dog to the emergency vet and the emergency vet said it needed surgery but she couldn't afford it and was driving around to different vet offices trying to find help.

My friend hasn't spoken to the women but asked if I could call and figure out what was going on.

So here is the story I received from the women:

The women "found" the puppy when it was 4 weeks old. She took it in and had taken it to the vet and was told it is a JRT/ Fox Terrier mix. The puppy is now 5 months old. She did have the the first round of shots done but I am unclear if she gave the puppy 2nd set of shots. (Puppies under 6 months of age must have 3 sets of shots 3 weeks apart. If you wait too long between shots you do have to start over. A puppy under 6 months of age without all 3 sets of shots done ON TIME will not be protected against deadly diseases and illnesses).

Apparently the women lost her job but now has a new job but does not have the money to pay for the surgery of the puppy.

I spoke with my vet and the women is dropping the puppy, all vet records and signing over the puppy to my rescue today at 1:20pm.

More to come.....


Life with 5 dogs said...

We will say a prayer for that little puppy! Thanks Again for doing what you do!

fureverhomes said...

You get yourself into these things because you have a wonderful heart. Thanks for all that you do!