All animals deserve to live long and happy lives. When you own a pet, you have a responsibility to give them all the care and help they need.
That was the case recently for one poor pup, who was nearly put down after a car accident — but now he’s getting a second chance.
Cash is a six-month-old treeing walker coonhound who was hit by a car last week, leaving his rear leg shattered.
A broken leg is not a death sentence for a dog by any means, but it was in Cash’s owner’s eyes.
The owner had gotten the dog to help on bear hunts, according to NBC Washington, and after Cash broke his leg, the owner decided he wouldn’t be of any use anymore.
So they brought him to the vet to be euthanized.
But luckily, the kindhearted vet refused to euthanize the pup. Instead, Cash was transferred to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
And not only did the rescue not euthanize Cash, but they went great lengths to save his leg. While dogs can still have a good quality of life after losing a leg, they realized they might not have to amputate.
Inspecting his x-rays, the vets called it a “tough fix” and would be expensive, they decided to attempt the surgery, bringing in extra vets to help.
“That’s why we’re here; we’re here for the tough cases,” Rose Rogers from the Humane Society told NBC Washington.
They performed the surgery a week after the accident—and luckily, it was a big success,” the Middleburg Humane Foundation reported.
Not only that, Cash now has a loving home to stay in as he recovers. While at the Humane Society, Cash received shots from a vet tech named Connie Wise, and it was love at first sight.
“I just saw his face and fell in love with him,” Connie told NBC. She offered to take Cash home after his surgery as a foster dog, and is even interested in adopting him permanently. “I just knew I had to do it.”
Cash will have to go in for a follow-up surgery in a few weeks, but for now he’s recovering happily in his new foster home
“He recuperated today at the Foundation and then walked out of MHF this evening with his foster mom, his sweet eyes smiling and his tail wagging!” the MHF wrote on Facebook.
We’re so glad Cash wasn’t euthanized and is now recovering in a good home! Thank you to this rescue for saving his life!
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