The name Pedro is derived from the Latin word “petra,” meaning stone or rock. This Pedro, a three-year-old Chihuahua mix, found himself on a rocky road when he arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 25th. The shelter was already full, and Pedro had a big problem that put him at risk of being euthanized. He had a problem with his hind leg, and his limping was causing mobility problems. He needed further evaluation to see what was the cause.

Knowing that Pedro didn’t have much of a chance being in a high-kill shelter, Partners! Canines in North Carolina decided to pull him, but they needed some help. Eva Hyatt, the rescue’s director, reached out to RADAR to see if we could assist with the cost of vetting costs, and we agreed to help.

After having some x-rays taken, it appeared that Pedro’s femoral head had broken off and the femur was pushed up into his pelvis. It was clear that Pedro needed to have his leg amputated, so he had his surgery and neutering done on March 28th. “He should do pretty well as a tripod,” Eva told us. “He’s small and so cute!” We were also told that “the little guy is doing wonderfully. He is getting along with everyone in the house… people, dogs and cats. He is said to be a real love bug. He is now a healthy, happy little boy.” Click here to view more photos of Pedro.

RADAR paid $262, which was half of Pedro’s amputation and neutering costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Pedro have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE! Pedro has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Pedro:

Black Dog Fund ($50); Linda Siegert; Gail Thomas; Gretchen Kozen; Rescue Chocolate; Melody Woolard; Jacquie Robinson

Added on April 14, 2019.

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