2/5/19 – Buddy’s story as posted by our rescue friend, Gail.
“Meet Buddy! He was found laying outside unable to walk. A friend took him in and contacted me to see if 4 Paws 1 Heart could help. Of course they said yes! Per Diana’s instructions, I took Buddy to the emergency vet yesterday and he has a ruptured disk and the space between his vertebrae is very narrow. He needs to be on crate rest for at least 2 weeks with anti inflammatory medicine and pain pills. This is only the beginning for Buddy’s recovery. I will be fostering Buddy and hopefully he will heal enough to be able to walk on his own. The tests and over night stay was very expensive and if you could find it in your heart, to help me help 4 Paws 1 Heart! 4 Paws helps the abused and abandoned animals and rely on donations so they can help animals like Buddy! Please, donate if you can, any little bit helps and please share this post so we can help more animals in need. Any and all donations go straight to 4 Paws 1 Heart! – Gail”
What isn’t mentioned is that Buddy also has some serious skin issues. We are going to give this sweet boy, who was probably in the severe freezing temperatures, an opportunity to decompress and then he will see one of our favorite doctors at Patterson Veterinary in Clinton Twp. Every vet I have talked with in the emergency hospital has told me how sweet our big boy (over 80 lbs.) is. A huge thanks to Gail, her son, and her son’s friend who rescued Buddy. And please pray that Buddy will heal. If surgery is required, the cost could be beyond our ability. ~ diana