FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 1-year-old Terrier mix was found in Clewiston with extensive injuries after most likely being used as a "bait dog."
The Gulf Coast Humane Society has taken in "Jimmy," who is now elligible for their Second Chance Fund.
Jimmy under a porch, with an open wound exposing bone the length of his back right leg. Because of the severity of his injury, Clewiston Animal Control transferred the dog to the Gulf Coast Humane Society on July 27th.
While neither agency knows the cause of his injury, it is estimated that Jimmy had been keeping the wound clean himself for approximately two weeks. His injuries were so extensive that the best course of action for Dr. Cavanaugh, DVM was to amputate Jimmy’s leg.
Along with being severely emaciated, Jimmy also has scar patterns on his head, legs and body that are consistent with being used as a “bait dog.”
He is acclimating well since its amputation and is currently recovering from surgery at the GCHS. Jimmy’s recovery time is estimated at six to eight weeks and people interested in Fostering can visit the GCHS website to download the application.
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. Jimmy’s need for emergency surgery made him the perfect candidate for the Second Chance Fund. The need for continued care and medication will require further use of the Second Chance Fund.
For more information about Jimmy or the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund call 239-332-0364 or email: Info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.