It was during the summer that Summer was taken in as a stray by Potomac Highlands Animal Rescue (PHAR) in Grant County, West Virginia. This one-year-old Red Tick Hound was very thin, malnourished, and had lacerations on her neck that indicated she previously had not just one, but two collars embedded in her neck. But most troublesome was Summer’s limping on her right front leg.

While PHAR got sweet Summer into the comfort of a foster home where she could start to gain weight, get proper nutrition, and receive lots of TLC, her limping leg required some serious vet care. The diagnosis was that Summer was suffering from a very painful subluxating patella. Summer’s vet determined that the best remedy, and the one least stressful for Summer, would be to amputate the leg.

Summer’s successful surgery took place August 21st. The staff at the animal hospital reported that Summer seemed to be so relieved to have her painful leg gone. She has recovered well, and is back in her foster home. Click here to see more pictures of Summer.

Meanwhile, the folks at PHAR had to find relief from a painfully large vet bill of $971 for Summer. PHAR asked for RADAR’s assistance. While the bill was more than RADAR could cover on our own, RADAR did commit to assist with at least a portion of Summer’s bill.

Thanks to two very generous PHAR donors and a healthy discount from the vet, the remaining balance due was only $24! RADAR paid the $24 balance of Summer’s vet bill.

UPDATE! All funds have been raised for Summer’s Fund! Thank you!

UPDATE! Summer has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Jennifer Siegert

Added on September 3, 2012.

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