Peggy, the loving dog who broke her leg about four weeks ago, is in need of R8000 to have her medical bills settled.
This comes after the Bloemfontein Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) heard about the canine, who, according to her owner, was injured by another dog. After all the evidence gathered by the SPCA, it was discovered that the broken leg had either been caused by her being hit by a car, or something else.
The owner could apparently not make ends meet as a result of financial pressure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “When we arrived at the house where Peggy lived, we saw her coming to the gate, struggling to walk. We talked to the owner, who said that he did not have the money for treatment of the dog and that she would have to stay like that until he could afford it.
“We explained to the owner that Peggy was in severe pain and needed medical attention as soon as possible,” said a member of the Bloemfontein SPCA.
After telling the owner they were able to assist and that the best option would be to amputate the leg, the owner signed Peggy over to the SPCA and she was later rushed to the veterinarian.
An x-ray indicated that the bone injuries were sustained a while ago and confirmed that the leg was broken in two places. According to the SPCA, the only way to help was to have the leg amputated.
The SPCA has urged its supporters and the public to assist them with donations to cover the medical costs. The total amount needed is R8 000. Peggy will also be put up for adoption as soon as she is up and running and ready for a new, loving home.
To assist, please contact the SPCA at email@example.com.
Pierce van Heerden