Robert, the 4 year old paraplegic rescued just hours before he was to be put to death, is in pain and needs extensive diagnostics and surgery immediately in order to have a fighting chance at being able to ever walk again.
Robert lay immobilized in his cage at the NYC Animal Care and Control facility, just moments away from being killed when Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary stepped in to save him. Robert had originally been surrendered into the Brooklyn CACC as a stray on February 26th, and then was scheduled for death on the 29th.
Robert is extremely intuitive and bright, yet shy. His injury and handicap have not broken his spirit, and he wags his tail at the slightest affection from anyone.
Robert can only walk using his front legs, and with his toes curled under, drags his hind legs behind him. He has large lacerations on his forehead and legs, and needs round the clock assistance to expel his bladder. Doctors believe that he may have been hit by a car, and received absolutely no treatment for his condition.
Pets Alive, an internationally recognized no kill organization, made the commitment to give Robert the fighting chance that he was not given before. Pets Alive routinely rescues last chance animals, and finds them forever homes in record time. Pets Alive knows that all animals are adoptable, and believes in an animal’s birthright – the right to live. The surgeries and aftercare are estimated to be in excess of $10,000.00, a difficult number for the organization that is supported entirely by individual donations. Donations for Robert will go directly towards his care, with any leftover funds going toward the critical care medical fund at the sanctuary.
Robert is currently going through diagnostics, and is getting relief for his pain. A Pets Alive team member will remain by his side continuously during treatment, and once complete, he will begin rehabilitation therapy.
How To Help:
Donations are urgently needed to help with the expense of Roberts diagnostics, surgeries and rehabilitation. Donations can be made securely online at www.petsalive.org. Robert will need a foster or permanent home of his very own after his procedures. You can learn more about providing foster care or adopting Robert at www.PetsAlive.org.