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.
After being hit by a car, five-month-old Lotus was brought to the Maryland SPCA for help. Scared and in pain, Lotus had visible abrasions on her legs, stomach and pelvic area. Lotus was rushed to our exam room where vet staff immediately administered pain relief medication to make her more comfortable as her external and internal injuries were assessed.
Unable to bear any weight on her hind right leg, it was evident that something was seriously wrong with this young pup's leg. X-rays revealed that Lotus' pelvis and right hip were badly shattered and, after conferring with a local orthopedic specialist, determined that Lotus would need extensive surgery to mend her mangled bones.
The cost to provide the medical and life-changing surgery Lotus needs to walk pain-free using all four of her legs is $3,000. Please support Lotus and her urgent medical needs!
The MD SPCA receives no funding from the government or the ASPCA. We are able to help pets like Lotus because of community support and donations to our KB Fund, a 100% donor-funded program for emergency medical care.
Lotus can't talk, but her trusting little eyes speak volumes. She's counting on you.
***November 2014 Update: It has been six weeks since five-month-old Lotus, who had a shattered pelvis and hips after sadly being hit by a car, had life-changing surgery thanks to everyone who generously made a donation to our KB Fund. Lotus is still residing in foster care as her young body continues to mend. As part of her recovery plan, she has been receiving physical therapy regularly which will continue for several more weeks. Lotus is a happy, playful pup who is expected to make a full recovery thanks to our KB Fund donors.***
To make a donation over the phone, please call Lisa Kenney @ 410-235-8826 ex. 135.
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