Handsome Jack's Surgery is a Success
UPDATE 05/25 2:45 PM: Dear friends, thank you all for your very generous donations! in less then an hour we have reached our goal to cover Jack's medical expenses. If you would still like to help animal's like Jack get the care they need please consider donating to our Medical Fund through our regular donation page at www.hsvc.org/donate. Thank you!
On Tuesday, May 22nd, Handsome Jack had a successful surgery performed on his hind ACL. Doctor Campbell DVM, and the kind staff at VetSurg took good care of Jack and are very pleased with how the surgery went. Jack is now back at the shelter recuperating, and will need time and space to heal, preparing him for his forever family.
Jack was signed over to the shelter on March 22nd when his previous owner was having difficulty caring for him. It wasn't long until it became apparent that Jack, a Great Pyrenees and Irish Wolfhound mix, was having difficulty with his rear leg. He was seen by a Veterinarian and was diagnosed with both a ruptured ACL and a skin condition. The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which is located behind the kneecap, and when ruptured can cause extreme pain. His skin condition has since cleared and now that surgery has been performed, our next steps will be to make sure that he is kept comfortable while he heals.
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to Handsome Jack's surgery fund. Since we kicked off the campaign, our community has raised $5200 of the $6500 to cover Jack's medical expenses.We encourage anyone who would like to show Jack their support to make a donation. No amount is too small to make a difference to this great guy!
*The amount of $6500 is an estimate for the total of Jack’s medical expenses, not just the surgery, which will vary depending on performed services and treatments. The low end estimate for the surgery alone is $4870 and the high total is $5317. The remaining amount we are raising is covering his other medical expenses that include his previous vet visits, treating his skin condition, and his current medication. It is important to note this amount does not include any of the expenses to the shelter itself such as the staff required to care for him, boarding, food, transportation, etc. Any donations received beyond Jack's care will be rolled over to our medical fund to help future animals in need.
If you have any questions in regards to how you can help Jack we encourage you to give us a call at 805-646-6505. We are committed to Jack, his health, and when he has recovered, the perfect home. However we can not do it alone! Thank you again to our wonderful community for your support.