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.
URGENT: Walking outside her home to get ready to go to work, a Good Samaritan found Eva (pictured above), an innocent, three-month-old puppy, lying on the sidewalk. Eva was kicking only her hind legs and crying-out in agonizing pain. It was immediately evident that something was terribly wrong with Eva's front legs. She was unable to walk, or even lift her head from the ground. The bottom of her tiny chin was also scraped, from trying to propel herself towards help using only her back feet. Both of her legs appeared to be broken. Although very scared, Eva was trusting enough to allow her rescuer to pick her up and bring her to the Maryland SPCA for help.
Eva was rushed to our exam room where vet staff immediately took action to make her more comfortable as her injuries were assessed. X-rays confirmed that both Eva's front legs were badly fractured and, after consulting with a local orthopedic specialist, determined that she will need at least two extensive surgeries to mend her legs.
The cost to provide the medical and life-changing surgery Eva needs to walk pain-free is $4,500. This is a timely matter and we need your help IMMEDIATELY to raise these funds.
Please help us and support Eva and her urgent medical needs. The MD SPCA receives no funding from the government or the ASPCA. We are able to help pets like Eva because of community support and donations to our KB Fund, a 100% donor-funded program for emergency medical care.
We want to share with you an update on Eva, the young puppy who had life-changing surgery a few weeks ago after being brought to the Maryland SPCA suffering with two broken front legs.
After a delicate but successful surgery performed by orthopedic specialists at Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS), Eva went to foster care to begin her road to recovery with one of our wonderful foster parents. While in foster care, a vet student completing her final semester at Colorado State University contacted us with a special opportunity for Eva. The student was an extern at CVSS and had observed Eva's surgery and worked with the specialist on her case. She offered to adopt Eva and fly her out to Colorado where Eva could immediately start receiving rehabilitation treatment at the University's state-of-the-art orthopedic rehabilitation facility. After conferring with our veterinarians and the medical team overseeing Eva's care, we agreed that this was a very good opportunity for a very special puppy.
Pictured left to right: Eva recovers in foster; Eva journeys to her new home in Colorado; Eva and her mom take a selfie.
Eva is not only being loved, but she is receiving the best possible rehabilitation possible. Happy and thriving, Eva attends physical therapy sessions regularly where her medical team is gently working with her to keep her muscles flexible and improve her range of motion in her legs. In a few weeks, swim therapy will likely be added to her treatment plan.
We're very excited for Eva! Thanks so much for helping to save her and giving her a second chance at life.
To make a donation over the phone, please call Lisa Kenney @ 410-235-8826 ex. 135.
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