MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society needs your help to continue to care for a 5-month-old puppy who recently underwent surgery to repair a fractured leg.
The puppy, named James, was brought to the humane society earlier this month after having been bounced around between different homes. According to the humane society, James was originally found by a young adult and stayed with various friends until a parent discovered that James suffered from a limp. A veterinarian who examined him determined he would have the best chance of recovery under the supervision of the humane society.
X-rays show that James had sustained a fractured shinbone, likely caused by falling from a couch or a bed and landing with his knee flexed, the human society said. If left untreated, James could lose some mobility in his leg.
James underwent surgery on Jan. 9 and had two pins and a wire inserted to stabilize his leg. He's looking at about two months of recovery time. During his recovery, the puppy's activity will be restricted and will have to have ice put on his leg several times a day.
Currently, James is staying with a foster family. After his recovery, he will be placed up for adoption.
The Lake Humane Society relies heavily on donations from the public to provide the care and medical treatment that dogs like James need. The surgery for James costs around $1,200.
Anyone who wants to ensure dogs like James get proper care and medical services is asked to donate to the humane society's Angel Fund.
You can donate to James' recovery here. All donations are tax-deductible.