Who has heard the story of Kobe the red heeler who is up for adoption from the Animal Shelter in Wright? If you haven’t you’re in for a treat. Fur Kids Foundation board members noticed some posts about this amazing little dude on some of the Facebook pet adoption sites soliciting for funds to pay for Kobe’s surgeries. As a full board, we decided to send $200 for the cause. And now we want you to hear more about him.
According to Trinity Thomas-Stone, the Wright Animal Control officer, this one-year-old pooch is very mild mannered, despite two broken back legs.
You read that right – he is suffering with two broken back legs, and he is still happy. Aren’t you just amazed by the gentle nature of dogs?
Kobe was found by the side of a highway by an angel who took him to the Wright Animal Shelter. In the morning, the pup was taken to Animal Medical Center of Wyoming where they discovered that Kobe’s left hind leg was broken and would need surgery in the near future. And that Kobe’s right hind leg had been broken at some point in his life and did not heal properly – requiring surgery to correct the issues, and perhaps amputation.
Kobe’s vet and Trinity decided to fix Kobe’s left leg in hopes that he would have one good hind leg to stand on if his right. Trinity had this to say about Kobe:
Kobe is a tough little man. Not once during his time at the vet, transportation or afterward would you have known how much pain this guy was in. He never snarled, whined or snapped at anyone. All he had in his heart were kisses and love. After surgery, his vet said that as soon as he came out of anesthesia he chewed out his catheter, his IV and chewed up the cone. He jumped to his feet and looked around like, "Are we ready to go now?"
We’ve also learned that Trinity has upped the ante to help with fundraising. As of December 6, here’s the deal: If Animal Medical Center gets another $750 dollars donated to the Town of Wright account to help pay for Kobe surgery by December 20, 2013, Trinity has said that she will shave her head and the hair will then be donated to Locks of Love.
Now, there are two great causes to help – Kobe and Locks of Love.
So, the Fur Kids Foundation board is asking that you do the same. Kobe has no parents, so Trinity and the Wright Animal Control is working hard to heal this special pooch and put him up for adoption. But this surgery will cost more than $1,600. We spoke with Trinity today, and learned that she’s only $500 away from reaching the amount needed to pay for surgery. Please call Animal Medical Center of Wyoming at 307.682.1507 to donate today; please mention the Town of Wright account or Kobe when donating. Any amount can help Kobe and is appreciated.
What are you waiting for?
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.
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