This best friend is Buddy, he’s a 3-year-old toy Australian Shepherd.
This is what Buddy’s mom has to say about him: “Buddy is no less than a best friend. I have two other dogs, and though they love me it is somehow apparent that Buddy loves me the most. To him I think home is not a place, but it is me, and it is much likewise for me and all my dogs.”
Buddy was looking forward to a playdate. His mom was having some friends over and they were bringing their dogs to play with Buddy and his fur siblings. None of the furry friends had ever been aggressive before, but at this playdate one of the visiting dogs snapped at Buddy and broke his leg.
To properly diagnose a broken bone in a dog, it’s very important that you take them to the vet, and get proper treatment. Without it, your dog may develop other health issues related to the break. Once a vet has diagnosed the issue, it’s important that you help your dog care for their broken leg. Check out these great tips by Hills®:
Buddy’s mom had just started a new job and was taking care of her disabled step-dad. His mom knew that she wasn’t going to be able to afford the care Buddy needed to repair his leg, so she applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with the emergency veterinary care. On the plus side: His mom’s friend felt terrible about the accident, and wanted to help pay for Buddy’s surgery, so she set up a fundraiser. Thankfully between the fundraiser, Buddy’s mom, and Fur Kids Foundation, Buddy was able to get the surgery he needed and is making a full recovery!
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money, 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!