An 8-year-old Labrador Retriever got the surgery he needed, thanks to generous people.
Hank, the Labrador, was brought to Range Regional Animal Rescue (RRAR) earlier this week from Grand Rapids after he was found with a deep laceration on his leg from a metal trap.
An outpouring of community support will cover the cost of the yellow Labrador’s surgery to repair his badly hurt leg.
The staff at the shelter knew surgery was needed to stop the infection. They called for donations on their Facebook page, to help cover the $1,000 needed for the procedure.
To everybody’s surprise, in only 48 hours they had the amount they needed. The surgery was performed Wednesday afternoon, December 17.
RRAR co-director Les Koslucher said Hank will likely lose at least his toes, but otherwise he should hopefully make it through and be able to walk.
“He’s a super sweet dog — very mellow — he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” she said.
That isn’t the only good news! Hank may have also found a home once he recovers.
RRAR has been trying to find Hank’s owner. If they can’t, three people have expressed interest in adopting him. Several have also offered to foster him while he heals up after surgery.
“The support for the shelter — and of course, Hank — was thrilling to see,”Koslucher said.
“We have gotten a huge response,” she said. “We’ve got almost all of it covered.”
The shelter is still accepting donations. Anything extra coming in – both big and small – will ensure the cost will mostly be covered, no matter what, Koslucher said.
For updates regarding Hank’s status, you may check out the RRAR Facebook page.
To donate, call RRAR at 218-262-1900.
Image and article source: Hibbing Daily Tribune