Hello, we have recently aquired an injured great pyrenees. My husband works with a man who had a great pyrenees dog that got loose around his house quite often in the last couple of months. He lives in the country and therefore the dog had plenty of farms and large fields to roam in. Last week he disappeared for a couple of days, and when he finally made it back he had a severe limp. After my husband urged him he took the dog to a local vet who glanced at him quickly and said the leg was broken and it would cost at least $1000 to fix or amputate. The owner could not afford the expense and was going to simply take it to the humane society where I am sure it would have been put ot sleep since it had no use of the one back leg. So, i told my husband to have him bring it to us, even though we have no room for such a large dog being that we live in the subburbs with 3 dogs of our own, but I could not let it be tossed away especially since it is ony 9 months or so old.
We took the dog to our vet last saturday, who took x-rays and about 20-30 ticks off the dog. And come to find out the dog had actually been shot by what we can only guess was a .22 or some other smaller caliber gun because there was an entrance wound, but once the bullet hit the bone the bone shattered and all that was left was bullet fragments. We then had to take him to a local emergency vet hospital since it was far too damaged for our vet to care for. It did require surgery with metal plates and bolts, etc. to try to fix the leg so he can hopefully get some use out of the leg. We have committed ourselves to helping this gentle giant as best we can, but if there are any complications we fear we may not be able to afford the entire treatment as the Surgery itself cost $3,650.
We do want to help this wonderful dog as he has already found a place in our hearts, but we were wondering if there is any financial assistance out there for someone like us who wants to help a dog locally. We can keep the dog and give him a great loving home, but i don't want to have to put him to sleep simply because we run out of funds...
Is there anything anyone can suggest to help us out? Does anyone know of anywhere we can go to get assistance?? We have named him Oso after Special Agent Oso (from the Disney Channel), my 31/2 year old's favorite cartoon, and he definitley deserves the chance at a loving home and we would love to be able to give him that.
Thank you for your time and consideration.