Westley, like most dogs, loves his treats, toys and ear scratches. As a growing 5-month-old puppy, he also loves to play and tussle with the rest of them.
Unfortunately, unlike other dogs, Westley suffers from two broken legs.
Westley, an orphaned Retriever, is facing a challenging road to recovery and needs the help of the community. He was struck by a car and abandoned — injured, afraid and alone. After Washoe County Regional Animal Services found Westley, he arrived at Nevada Humane Society in desperate need of urgent medical attention. Now, monetary support is needed to help provide Westley the care he needs to live a normal life — the life he deserves.
“Both his left legs were fractured, leaving Westley with a noticeable limp, and his head suffered serious trauma,” said Greg Hall, Chief Executive Officer for Nevada Humane Society. “He will need extensive rehabilitation to return to normal, if that’s even totally possible for the little guy. Animals in need of dramatic medical interventions, like Westley, are not uncommon at Nevada Humane Society, but what many don’t realize is that we are privately funded by generous individuals and families. The cost of surgeries like Westley’s can become overwhelming very quickly, which is why we are asking for the community to donate to help Westley.”
Though facing serious injuries, Westley is expected to have a good prognosis. He’s gone through his first surgery — and will hopefully not need any additional ones, as long as rehabilitation efforts work. Westley will remain under the medical treatment of Nevada Humane Society until he is fully healed.
Because of the long-term care, the cost of Westley’s medical treatment is expected to reach nearly $7,000, putting a strain on shelter resources. If you would like to help, please make a donation to Nevada Humane Society’s Emily’s Fund for Injured Pets. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be sent to Nevada Humane Society at 2825-B Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502 or credit card donations may be called into 775-856-2000, ext. 300. You can also donate online.