Young Lab Mix Needs Donations For Surgery After Being Abandoned

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Shadow, a 5-month-old Lab mix, is hoping to raise enough money to pay for his expensive surgery so he can find his forever home.
Shadow, the five-month-old Labrador mix is looking for his forever home!

About a month ago, young Shadow was hit by a car. The accident caused major damage to one of his hips, as well as his leg.

Shadow’s injuries required surgery. After being taken to the vet by a kind hearted stranger, the vet tried to contact the owner to get the go ahead to proceed with the surgery. By the time the owner was reached, it was too late to save Shadow’s leg. He will now require the leg to be amputated – a pricey surgery!If that wasn’t bad enough, the owner stated he didn’t want Shadow anymore.

That’s when Cassandra Macans was asked to foster the young pup. When Macans went to pick up Shadow, the dog’s original owner called to say he had a change of heart and would come pick up Shadow. A week passed before hearing from the owner again, who stated he would need another week to pick up the dog.

During this time, Macans and her husband were asked to foster Shadow for another week. In their care, Shadow would be given the opportunity to learn how to walk on three legs, as he is unable to use the injured leg.After the week had passed, Macans took the dog to the vet at the local humane society to meet up with the owner. Of course, the owner never showed.

Macans, along with the help of her local veterinary clinic, are hoping to raise enough money to pay for Shadow’s extensive surgery so that he can be adopted into a loving home.Macans says, “Shadow is the sweetest little guy.”

“We have two dogs and two cats and he loves to play with all of them.  One of the techs at the vet clinic also informed me that he like children; he is especially fond of kissing them.” says Macans.

He is also housebroken, and for being a puppy, he listens quite well.

“He definitely loves being with people – he actually “shadowed” me for the first few days we had him.”

By getting Shadow the surgery he needs, Macans hopes that it will help a loving family see Shadow for the sweet dog he is and invite him into their home.

If you are interested in adopting Shadow, or would like to donate to his amputation fund, please contact the Hometown Veterinary Clinic at 319-367-5511. The clinic is located at 407 W Main St, New London, IA 52645.

3 thoughts on “Young Lab Mix Needs Donations For Surgery After Being Abandoned”

  1. Stories like this are sad and depressing, but why do they never include enough details when they ask for donations ?

    When asking for donations, many of us will help, and it all adds up to a tremendous amount, but if you don’t make it easy for us to donate, you will never get the amounts needed to get the care of these wonderful dogs started.

    You should be using “Chip in” accounts or “Paypal account details to collect this much needed cash, simply putting a vet address and phone number does not cut it, many of us are NOT in the US, so those details are practically useless…

    Include proper, modern donating details if you want to raise cash for these sick animals, they need it, and they deserve better !
    You are not helping them efficiently by not going the extra mile to help everyone to help you. I’ve donated to many online appeals for dogs health care, but I can’t help this Pup until you set up an account that I can send donations to via paypal etc..

  2. I called the clinic and spoke to April, a staff member. She gave me the options such as CC over the phone or mail a check pay to order “Hometown Veterinary Care c/o Shadow”. I mentioned to her options mentioned by Windswept (previous comment) and asked her to pls. discuss it with her boss or whoever is in charge of this so people can chip in and help Shadow.


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