This is sweet Penny, a 5-month-old terrier mix. Penny and her family recently moved to Gillette, Wyoming—and really just into their new home—when she got hurt.
You see, Penny’s human brother has some challenges, and when Penny's mom asked him to put her outside to go potty, he went to toss her onto the grass. Unfortunately, he wasn't aware of how hard he can toss little Penny, she didn't make it onto the grass safely. On impact, Penny sustained a broken leg, so severe that the family’s only option was to amputate her leg.
According to the Pet Health Network:
While you might think puppies are resilient and strong, their bones are actually fragile. Dogs’ bones reach maximum strength after puberty. Less dense bones, accordingly, mean more potential for fractures.
The vet and Penny's parents know that her human brother did not do this to be cruel to Penny; however, the cost of the emergency vet bills set the family back financially quite a bit. Penny’s dad is the only one working, so her mom can take care of her and her brother. They applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance, and we were happy to help.
The vet is confident that Penny will make a full recovery and forget she ever had four legs. And the family is working with Penny’s brother to keep them both safe in the future.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran 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.
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