Poor little Peanut was hit by a car. Animal control picked him up and dropped him off at a shelter, which isn’t yet no-kill. Austin Humane Society took on Peanut’s case in order to get him the lifesaving care that he needs. The injuries to his hind legs are extensive, and he has a massive open wound that needs treatment.
While at the vet, Peanut had his open wound and other hind leg looked at. The open wound is a fracture on his back right leg that is also severely infected. Upon additional examination, poor Peanut was discovered to also have broken his left back leg.
Supporting Peanut is a whole team of people, who got together to determine the best course of action to treat his medical challenges.
Peanut’s infected leg is being treated with medication and bandages for now. He will have a fracture repair surgery for his back left leg, then once that’s healed, he’ll have his back right leg amputated. In total, Peanut needs funding for the fracture repair surgery, amputation and medication to help him through the healing process.
From staff: “He’s very sweet and easy going! He tolerates his daily bandage changes like a champ.” Because of his injuries, he often gets carried around in his “bed chariot.”
Peanut is currently staying with Austin Humane Society since his infected leg needs daily bandage changes. However, after his surgeries he will go to a foster home to heal pup.
“All he wants is belly rubs and head scratches. His tail wags constantly despite the fact that he must be in pain. He obviously loves human companionship and is a giant sweetie! He loves everyone he meets,” said one of his caretakers at the shelter. “He’s met a few other dogs through the fences out in the potty yard areas and seems to be good with other dogs too. He’s mostly getting carried around because of his injuries but I think he’s naturally curious and likes to walk around as he can!”