Things were not so ducky for Duckie, a two-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. When Duckie arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on June 25th, he had a badly injured left hind leg. Because he was dragging the paw of his injured leg, he had developed an open and raw wound. This shelter has no funds for any vet care, so it was up to volunteers to get Duckie evaluated by a vet. When the vet examined Duckie on June 27th, it was determined that his leg had permanent nerve damage and would need to amputated ASAP.
Shelter animal advocate, Jackie West, immediately sought our help for Duckie. We provided an offer to assist with Duckie’s amputation costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On June 28th, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Virginia committed to take Duckie! The rescue wasted no time in getting Duckie the veterinary care that he urgently needed by having the amputation done on July 1st. It was a complicated surgery because Duckie had an old break in the leg and one of the bones was calcifying onto his pelvis. So they had to re-break the leg in order to amputate it.
Duckie quickly settled in with his foster, Jill Dockins. “He’s doing great!” Jill said. “He’s hopping around, climbing up and down stairs, and loving walks already! He can’t get enough affection. He’s a total, laid-back sweetheart, with an amazingly resilient attitude!” To view more photos of Duckie, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the amputation costs for Duckie.
UPDATE! All funds for Duckie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Duckie has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Duckie:
Rebecca Kuga; Jackie West; Dawn Ecker, Jim Masterson & Shea; Karolay Aldave; Anonymous; Leeann Lindrose; Sherry Hutchison; Laura Jones
Added on July 10, 2016.