Gulf Coast Humane Society

Published: May 07, 2014 1:21 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Buckwheat, a 5-year-old Pointer mix, was found in Arcadia with a bullet wound in his leg. The Gulf Coast Humane Society helped him, using the Second Chance Fund.

The GCHS agreed to accept Buckwheat, who was able to go immediately into surgery at Specialized Veterinary Services. His right femur fracture was repaired and the bullet fragment was removed. Due to a very generous, and anonymous, donation to the Second Chance Fund, his surgery has been paid for. Buckwheat is currently recovering in a foster home. According to his foster mom, he is sweet, well-mannered, house trained, and gets along great with other dogs.

The Second Chance Fund directly offsets the medical cost for those pets with needs beyond routine medical care and allows people to donate directly to the care of the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s sick and special needs animals. Buckwheat’s need for surgery made him the perfect candidate for the Second Chance Fund. While his surgery has been paid for, his continued care and medication will require further use of the Second Chance Fund.

For more information about Buck Wheat or the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund call 239-332-0364 or email: