Cash, a treeing walker coonhound, was originally adopted by his family to be an aid in bear hunting. The six-month-old pup was doing pretty good at his job, but in mid-October, he was unexpectedly hit by a car. This accident left him with a severe injury in his rear leg.
When his owners brought him over to a vet clinic to get checked, they were informed that the vets could do nothing but amputate poor Cash’s leg. They realized that he wouldn’t be the same active hunter dog that he used to be, so his owners decided to abandon him at the clinic to be put down.
Thankfully, the vets didn’t push through with the euthanization and contacted a local non-profit organization instead. The Potomac Highlands Animal Rescue (PHAR), who regularly helped animals around the Potomac Highlands in West Virginia, came to pick Cash up and bring him to their shelter.
They then reached out to their partner charity, the Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF), to ask for financial assistance in the pup’s amputation surgery. But instead of funding Cash’s surgery right away, MHF informed PHAR that there was still a possibility of fixing the dog’s leg.
So without hesitation, PHAR sent the canine over to the MHF’s headquarters, where he was examined further. The private non-profit organization, Animal Welfare League of Arlington, and the animal hospital, VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency, also pitched in their services and helped the pup out.
A week after getting hit by the car, Cash underwent surgery, and fortunately, he didn’t have to be amputated anymore. He got to keep his hind leg with the help of some hardware installation.
He would be back within six to eight weeks to get the hardware removed, but in the meantime, he would be spending the gap time with his foster fur mom. Look at the pup’s post-surgery photos here.
Courtesy of Middleburg Humane Foundation