Francis, as far as we can tell, was living on the streets. About 3 months ago he was hit by a car and left to fend for himself. Eventually a kind person found Francis, realised he was badly injured and tried to help him as best they could. As it happens, they were going through hard times themselves and could not afford to take Francis to the vet.
After keeping Francis for a few months the rescuer realised that they couldn’t deal with Francis’s injuries or care for him properly so they asked CVAS to take him in, get him treated and find a good home for him. The one thing that the rescuer wanted us to know was that through it all, Francis never tried to bite, never growled even though he was obviously in pain. He just seemed happy to be with someone who cared.
We took him straight away to the veterinarian who determined, after a full examination, that the leg was too badly broken and damaged to fix and that removing the leg would be the best thing to do.
This is Francis just after the surgery, he is still unconscious but doing well.
And here he is already up and visiting one of his neighbours. You really can not keep this dog down, he is truly remarkable.
Francis is currently in the care of a foster family where he is healing and recovering. I will keep you posted on his progress.
Very soon he will be ready to find his much deserved, loving Forever Home! If you are interested in adopting Francis, please contact us at: The Sanctuary for more information.
We have started a ChipIn page for Francis. If you are not familiar with ChipIn, it is a way to contribute for a specific purpose, there is a counter on the page which shows how much is needed and how much has been raised so far. Click here to take a look. Every little bit helps!
Francis is just one of the many animals that we take in each year that require extensive medical care paid for entirely through donations. Please donate and help us to keep providing our animals with the health care they so badly need and that they truly deserve. Together we can make a difference!