The Pensacola Humane Society has started a Facebook campaign to raise money for Olaf, a 14-week-old puppy that is recovering from amputation surgery after being struck by a car Saturday.
“Two young women came into our office with a dog that had been hit by a car,” said Amanda Taft, Pensacola Humane Society communications coordinator. “The driver kept going, but these two incredible women stopped and scooped up the injured dog and brought him to us. The damage was extensive and the poor guy was in shock. His back legs were both damaged, one clearly crushed and his foot barely holding on.”
The puppy, now known as Olaf, was transferred to Olive Branch Pet Hospital Monday to prepare him for surgery and his rehabilitation. Olaf’s hind right leg was amputated and he will be up for adoption in a few weeks if no one claims him.
The total bill for Olaf will top $3,000, and the Pensacola Humane Society has raised $1,000 so far. Donations can be mailed to the Pensacola Humane Society at 5 North Q Street, Pensacola 32505, made on PayPal or over the phone at 850-432-4250. Read more in the April 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.