For 6-month-old Quinn, there was no time to lose.
Friends of Oakland Animal Services got the call from the shelter this past Tuesday. A Husky-mix puppy had been surrendered after being hit by a car. Her injuries were serious--two broken front legs. One leg had a fracture that needed to be splinted; the other would have to be amputated, or else undergo an expensive surgery to have a metal plate inserted. The puppy’s former owner, already caring for a newborn baby, was unable to provide her with the care she would need to recuperate in either case. Would FOAS supporters be willing to donate the funds necessary for the surgery that would save her leg?
Without a moment’s hesitation, we said “Yes”--pledging to the shelter that FOAS would be able to raise the $6000 required to cover the orthopedic surgery bill for the puppy, named “Quinn” by the loving staff at VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. After the speedy communications between OAS, VCA, and Friends of Oakland Animal Services, the procedure that saved Quinn’s leg was performed the very same day.
This sweet girl was already licking every face she could reach by the day after her surgery. Despite two broken legs, Quinn has energy to spare, and she moved into her new foster home on Friday, where she will have a chance to rest (as much as they can get her to!) and fully heal for several weeks before being put up for adoption.
In cases like Quinn’s, there is no time to deliberate. It’s times like these that FOAS takes a chance, trusting that our donors will step up and help us fund crucial medical procedures that will profoundly affect the lives of animals like Quinn, a young puppy whose whole life is still ahead of her. Please make a generous gift to help cover the costs of Quinn’s surgery today--any amount helps! From all of us at FOAS and especially on behalf of Quinn, thank you!