The call came in late November. Temperatures were -35C … so cold that nothing could survive for long. Especially not the young male mixed breed dog wandering around on the highway.
We came to know this loveable guy as Patches. Black, white, and under 2 years old, he was having a very difficult time moving around. Witnesses reported him being repeatedly kicked on his back end, which may have been why moving was so painful and debilitating for him. A woman saw him and offered him a warm bed and food in her home at night. She did an amazing job, considering what this little guy was going through. But his days were spent rummaging for food, wandering around, and walking onto the highway, where he was sure to be killed. The kind woman contacted Spirit’s Mission for help.
Once Patches was surrendered to Spirit’s Mission, we had him checked by a veterinarian. Both his back knees were injured and needed surgery, possibly the result of constantly being kicked, or perhaps he had been already hit by a car. Whichever reason, he was going to need serious medical attention.
Spirit’s Mission was given an estimate of surgical costs from $6,000 to $9,000 – much more than our funds could spare. Luckily, there are other organizations who care as much about neglected animals as we do. Prince George Humane Society stepped forward to share the cost with us, and give Patches a loving foster home until his surgery. Only one knee at a time can be done, and his rear right leg will be fixed first.
Can you help Patches with his surgery costs? Any amount, no matter how small, can make a difference. Please click here to donate online via CanadaHelps. Stay tuned, as more news comes in about Patches’ journey. He is now safe and is looking for an amazing forever home of his own! Interested in adopting Patches? Contact us, or Prince George Humane Society, for information.