Baby Freddy after surgery
Thank you so much for supporting the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund. Your gift helps pets like Freddy, who was found abandoned in a park by Tennessee's Metro Animal Control (MACC). The 8-week-old puppy had a horribly broken leg -- xrays soon confirmed that his femur was snapped completely in two.
MACC reached out to the rescue group Nashville PITTIE with a plea for help. The group immediately took in the little pup and, with help from a grant from the Petfinder Foundation, was able to get Freddy the costly orthopedic surgery he needed.
The break was already a few days old, and his little body had tried to encapsulate it with scar tissue. Doctors used multiple screws and pins to repair the bone, but because of the age of the break, they didn't know whether Freddy would ever regain the use of his leg.
Miraculously, after several months of healing in a loving foster home, Freddy was able to walk completely normally! At the same time, the once-depressed puppy's true personality emerged, and volunteers write that Freddy "may have been the sweetest pup to ever come through our doors."
The loving puppy adored playing fetch, chewing on his toys and snuggling with his blankie. He worked hard to make everyone -- even grumpy old dogs -- love him. He was soon adopted into a forever home where he lives with a fellow Nashville PITTIE alum named Sophie!
It's truly because of donations like yours that we can help rescue groups say YES when they are contacted about pets like Freddy, who are at risk of euthanasia because of their expensive medical needs. So many pets like him can go on to live happy, healthy lives thanks to your support. Thank you for helping us help them.
An x-ray showing Freddy's broken femur
Freddy today: a happy, healthy dog
Loving life with his forever family