Running in circles, chasing their tails, and pouncing on their squeaky toys are activities that puppies enjoy doing. Six-month-old Humphrey, a young Bull Mastiff, who currently calls the Maryland SPCA home, should be no exception. Sadly, when Humphrey tries to play and even walk, he is in pain.
Humphrey has a deformity in his left wrist area that has caused his growth plate to prematurely close. His left front leg is considerably shorter than his front right leg, and his left paw is severely turned out. Every step 60-pound Humphrey takes causes him discomfort in his wrist, elbow and shoulder.
The MD SPCA’s medical team is able to make him comfortable, temporarily, with medication. But, as Humphrey grows, and he likely will continue to grow for at least another year, his quality of life will greatly diminish.
We want to improve Humphrey’s quality of life and prevent his pain from increasing as he continues to grow!
Healthy in every other way, the Maryland SPCA’s transport team took Humphrey to a local orthopedic specialist for a consultation. After examining him and taking the necessary images of his lame leg, the specialist believes, with corrective surgery that will straighten, stabilize and allow his leg to grow, Humphrey could lead a very long, happy life.
Humphrey wants a chance to grow up and run and play without experiencing constant pain. With your help, Humphrey’s future looks bright!
Even with a generous discount given by the specialist's practice, his expected medical bills will exceed $3,500. Please help give Humphrey a life he deserves by making a donation to our KB Fund at www.mdspca.org/kb.
The MD SPCA receives no operating funds from the government or the ASPCA. We are able to help pets like Humphrey because of community support and donations to our KB Fund, a 100% donor-funded program for emergency medical care..
Humphrey’s trusting, big brown eyes say it all--Humphrey is counting on us! Together, we can make a life-changing difference for Humphrey and other homeless and needy pets in our community.
To make a donation over the phone, please call Lisa Kenney @ 410-235-8826 ex. 135.
The KB Fund was started after a dog, KB, was tragically discovered having been set on fire in Baltimore County. The Maryland SPCA reached out to Baltimore County Animal Control, who had taken the dog in. We asked the community for funds to help pay for his care at Pet ER. He had a long recovery period, but his injuries did heal, and happily, he was adopted. The funds raised paid for his care and we shared with donors that anything in addition would go to helping other unowned animals with emergency medical care needs. We have used it to help any strays who come in needing emergency medical including surgeries to repair broken bones and any x-rays that need to be taken of pets in our care. While our facility is growing to accommodate these animals' needs, we currently send the pets out to veterinarians who can. The KB Fund is used to pay for those medical bills.
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