Double Your Donation with Our Matching Gift Challenge!
Sweet puppy Nubbin arrived at OAS as a stray several weeks ago—her left rear leg missing just below the knee. Our vets say she is a good candidate for a prosthetic leg—if we can raise the necessary funds to help her. Please support our campaign for this very special puppy—and your donation dollars will be doubled thanks to a matching gift challenge from two generous FOAS donors!
Nubbin’s first weeks of life are a mystery. Somehow, this three-legged girl got by on the streets of Oakland. Her missing leg might be a congenital condition. It’s also possible her umbilical cord was wrapped around her leg, acting as a tourniquet when she was born. Despite all this, she is a happy puppy who doesn't let having half a leg slow her down!
When she arrived at OAS, the initial plan was to perform a less expensive surgery to cover the stump of her leg--she gets around by using her little half leg as if it's a leg, and her little stump leg sometimes gets scraped up and painful as a result. However, our vets had hope for something better for Nubbin, and agreed that when she was older, she could be a good candidate for a prosthetic leg—giving little Nubbin all of the abilities of her four-legged friends.
A prosthetic, fitting, rehabilitation, and follow-up care will cost several thousands of dollars. But Nubbin is young and healthy and has her whole life ahead of her—and FOAS believes she deserves the best we can offer her. And thanks to the generosity of FOAS donors like you—and two FOAS donors who will match the first $3000 we raise, dollar for dollar—we know we can make the difference for Nubbin!
That means that when you donate today, your gift will be doubled! $6000 will guarantee our ability to fund Nubbin’s new leg and aftercare. She is still growing, but she will be ready in the next couple of months for her prosthetic. Now is the time to make your lift to support the brightest possible future for this adorable girl.
Make your gift today to have your donation dollars doubled for Nubbin!