Every day, homeless pets facing desperate situations arrive at our door. Some arrive at our door and only need basic vaccines, general flea/tick treatments, spay/neuter surgery and are then ready for adoption. Others arrive with heartbreaking backstories; like that of this little orange tabby, named Charlie.
Charlie was found alongside I-64. At only 10 weeks old he had just experienced a life-threatening act of cruelty. A good Samaritan plucked his tiny body from the curbside, and immediately brought him to our partner veterinary clinic. It was determined that Charlie’s body sustained injuries consistent with being thrown from a moving vehicle, or by falling out of a moving vehicle’s under carriage. The moment a pet like Charlie arrives in our care, we are committed to using every resource at our disposal to make sure they get the second chance at life they deserve.
Charlie had a fractured mandible and a dislocated elbow. The surgeon reviewed X-Rays and began the process of stabilizing the fracture with orthopedic wire. However, we were not out of the woods yet. After further examination, it was determined Charlie had permanent nerve damage in his front leg. To provide him with the best quality of life we had to amputate. His jaw fracture was repaired nicely; however; the wire needed to stay in his jaw for 8 weeks to properly heal.
With continued care, pain medication, and lots of love, Charlie is making fantastic progress! We know there are so many more pets like Charlie in our community. With your help, the Heritage Humane Society can be there to provide the care, comfort and compassion these pets need while in our care!