Meet the adorable Chipper Jones, a little 6-month-old Beagle - not the retired Atlanta Braves baseball player.
Like any beagle puppy, Chipper Jones likes to keep his parents on his toes. Recently, he ate some rocks. Well, actually, it was a lot of rocks, which resulted in him needing to be hospitalized at the veterinarian to make sure he passed all the rocks, costing his parents quite a bit of money.
Then, in true puppy fashion, he ran as fast as he could into his kennel and caught his foot in-between the metal bars. He ended up twisting his foot while trying to get into his crate and now has a fibula plateau fracture, which means that he needs surgery.
Puppies are no joke, folks. While we realize that accidents happen, even to the best pet parents, it’s very important to be well-prepared to recognize the symptoms of a broken limb, as well as be aware of costs.
Broken bones can show up as lumps or bumps on a dog’s joint that are swollen and painful to the touch. The animal may refuse to lay or put pressure on the limb, or excessively lick it. Limping or limited mobility could also be signs of a broken bone. If you suspect your pet has a broken bone, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to get to a veterinarian quickly, so they can perform an exam and do x-rays to determine the damage and treatment.
Chipper Jones’ parents had used all their emergency funds for Chipper with the rock incident, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with his surgery, we were happy to help.
Chipper is on his way to recovery, and we hope all his (over-the-top) puppy shenanigans are out of his system and he's a little more careful going forward.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!