This beautiful pup is Felony, a 4-month-old black lab/hound. When his mom adopted him, she wasn’t aware that he had an existing neck injury. From their best guess, Felony had a deep cut that must have healed wrong, causing scar tissue to pull Felony's ears back.
For two months Felony's mom and the vet tried everything they could to fix the scar tissue and avoid surgery, but unfortunately none of it worked. Now it was time for Felony to have surgery.
Felony's mom is a single mom and the only income for her family. She depleted her funds trying to help Felony avoid surgery, and unfortunately at the same time, one of her children got really sick and also needed medical attention. When it became time for Felony to have surgery, she was worried she wouldn’t be able to afford it. That’s when she learned about Fur Kids Foundation. She applied and we were happy to help alleviate some of Felony's mom's stress.
Felony had surgery to remove some of the scar tissue from his neck, and was also neutered at the same time to help keep him healthy in the future. His vet expects him to make a full recovery.
Did you know neutering removes the possibility of testicular cancer as well as reduces the risk of prostate enlargement and infection later in life for a dog? Neutering is also believed to reduce hormone-related behaviors such as leg lifting, humping, and some forms of aggression. Fur Kids Foundation is a huge proponent of spaying and neutering dogs. Read more about spaying and neutering in the Whole Dog Journal.
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. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out 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!