Poor Bear was hit by a motorbike back in Dec 2020, resulting in nerve damage that left him lame in his right front leg. Unfortunately no x-rays were taken at the time, so the full extent of the injuries were not known.
Having suffered this injury for over two months, his wrist and toes were grazed and bruised from dragging his foot along the floor, and the muscles in his leg had all but wasted away, to a point where it could not be saved.
Our vet team assessed that amputation was the best option to alleviate his suffering and give him the best chance at a new start.
Most pet owners know major surgery is expensive. As an already stretched organisation, following a particularly challenging year, we are acutely aware of this.
But at RSPCA South Australia, the welfare of animals always comes first, and we trusted that our community would get behind us to help cover the cost of Bear’s veterinary care and rehabilitation. Not wanting to prolong his suffering any further, the team successfully operated a few days ago, and Bear is now recuperating with significant pain relief.
Now, we need your support to help fund Bear’s surgery, as well as his recovery, rehabilitation, and care until he is ready to be adopted into a loving new family.