Tippah County News

Local animal rescue working to save injured legs of abandoned dog

Several local animal rescue organizations are helping to raise funds to save the legs of an abandoned dog found last week.

From the Animal Rescue of Tippah County:

Meet Drake. At just 8-10 months old, Drake has already known more pain than a lot of us do in a lifetime. Drake was found with a gruesome injury to his front legs. An injury of this kind may have been sustained by being thrown out of a moving vehicle as a young puppy. Both front legs were completely broken and healed so that now, Drake has to try to walk on them the way they are. The kind of pain this poor soul has had to endure is hard to imagine. It’s likely that for most of his short life, he has known constant pain. Drake was found in a wooded area near HWY 30 in Union County and is now under the care of Shelia Clifton of the Yellow Rabbit Animal Rescue. Drake will require two extensive surgeries totaling around $4000, after which he will wear leg braces for 8 weeks. Surgeries will take place at Magnolia Veterinary Surgery in Tupelo with follow up care being generously donated by Dr. Elizabeth Smith of Animal Clinic of Tippah County. This will be a long and expensive process but the volunteers in animal rescues in this area feel that Drake is worth it. He deserves happiness and comfort. The Animal Foster & Rescue of Tippah County is asking the community for help with covering Drake’s surgeries. Any little bit helps and Drake can look forward to a much happier life. Links will be provided below. PLEASE donate!

You can donate at this link.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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