Meet Our Good Samaritan Patient, Bumper!

My name is Bumper, the significance of which will become apparent shortly.

Bumper

I’m an 18 pound, 8-12 month old male Catahoula/Terrier cross that made the mistake of trying to cross Highway 29 in Georgetown during morning rush hour on July 18th.  By the grace of God, a dog lover was behind the car that hit me (lucky for me as that driver kept going).  She is a patron at Zoot Pet Hospital so that is where I ended up.

I don’t recall much of those first few days.  I was in shock, bleeding internally and had multiple fractures and external injuries.  No one knew who I was as I did not have a collar or a microchip.  There were many concerned faces around me the first 48-72 hours.  It was a miracle I survived the first night.  I was on heavy doses of pain medication along with fluids and antibiotics.  With all the good care, I felt a little better each day.  Sadly, an owner never came to claim me.

As of July 26th, I have made it out a week from my injuries and do enjoy all the attention I get from my caretakers.  I’m eating, drinking and eliminating well, but I’m not able to walk on my own.  My pelvis is broken in such a way that it needs surgical repair that only a board-certified surgeon can do.  My bill at Zoot is all taken care of, but I can’t have surgery at the specialty clinic until it’s clear people want to contribute to my care.  The specialty surgeon has agreed to a discounted price and the sooner I can get it done, the better!  The longer I go with the bones out of place, the more likely there is nerve damage and muscle atrophy that will make recovery even more difficult.  I have a pretty good chance of mobility and a good life with the surgery, but the recovery will be 8-12 weeks of restricted activity and physical therapy.  The staff at Zoot as well as a few well-wishers have stepped up for that last part.

My surgery is tentatively scheduled for Saturday July 29th.  All-inclusive and without complications, it should cost about $2500.  If you think I’m a worthy cause, please make a donation.  Every little bit will help.  I'm really looking forward to feeling better!

Anything above the $2500 will be placed in the Zoot Pet Hospital  St. Francis Fund, which is used for other Good Samaritan cases, like myself.

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