A man experiencing homelessness in Utah for two months has zero income and receives no public assistance. He does have transportation.
He reached out to Feeding Pets of the Homeless for his 3-month-old female Labrador Retriever named Puppy. She had been hit by a car two days prior and had been taken to the vet and they thought that Puppy had a broken leg but would need x-rays to verify.
The man had no way of paying for the x rays, so they were not done the day that Puppy was hit.
When he called Feeding Pets of the Homeless, an intake was completed and homeless verification was provided.
X-rays were approved at a local Partner Animal Clinic. Following an exam and x-rays it was determined that Puppy had several broken bones in her leg and would need surgery to repair them. This hospital does not perform orthopedic surgery so Puppy would need to go to another hospital.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless was only charged $55.00 for the exam so that more funding could go towards the surgery needed.
A different Veterinary Hospital in the area agreed to complete surgery.
The total cost for surgery would be $4,724.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless contributed $2,500.00 towards Puppy’s care and the doctor performing the surgery committed that he would write off the remaining balance. He said he did not want to see the pet suffer and knew that the client had no way of paying the remaining balance.
Surgery was completed and the doctor reported that Puppy was doing great and should heal well.
A huge shout out to the Partner Veterinary Hospitals for their compassion!
We wish Puppy a quick recovery.