This handsome sweetheart is Hercules, a friendly pit bull. Hercules has had a rough go of it lately. In March, this poor pooch was hit by a car. His parents rushed him to the vet and were told Hercules had two options, amputation or wait to see how his let healed. With money being tight and recovery uncertain, Hercules’ family chose to wait and see how his leg fared.
In June, just three months later, Hercules started to go lame in his healing leg. He was also licking his paw raw. Not only had Hercules seen some hard days, his parents also ran into bad luck as they had been incarcerated. Knowing Hercules needed help, a friend of his parents gave Fur Kids Foundation a call. He wanted to make sure Hercules was going to be OK, and completed an application for assistance to get Hercules evaluated by a vet. Hercules had found a friend when he needed it most!
At the vet, Hercules was given some pain medication and his new-found friend was given book suggestions that would help provide additional education about Hercules’ injury and recovery. Hercules is in good hands until his parents get home. His new friend will keep Hercules happy and pain free until the family is reunited.
It’s a heartbreaking thought, and we hope you never need these tips by the Canine Journal, but here’s what to do if your dog is hit by a car:
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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.
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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!