Someone shot Arnie in the leg.

At the time, he didn’t have a name. He spent months roaming the countryside looking for food and a safe place to rest, things that were difficult to come by. Then someone shot him.
Arnie must’ve felt so scared on top of being in excruciating pain. Yet, he limped on and got away safely. By some miracle, the bullet went straight through his muscle. We don’t understand why someone would do this to him. But we’re grateful we can give Arnie a second chance.

Arnie’s leg with a bullet wound.

With a freshly cleaned wound and antibiotics coursing through his veins, Arnie made his way to Ruff Start. Upon his arrival, our vetting team noticed that he was walking on his leg with the bullet wound and not the other. X-rays revealed an old leg fracture that healed incorrectly. His leg was beyond repair, so he had it removed a few days ago.

Arnie relaxing and feeling safe in his foster home.

An x-ray showing Arnie’s broken leg that healed incorrectly.

Arnie recovering after his leg amputation.

It’s safe to say that Arnie’s been through a lot of challenges during his short life, but now he’s safe and loved in his foster home while he recovers. This year we’re on track to save over 3,000 ‘Arnie’s’ that need our help. Each animal brings its own needs to the Rescue’s attention, trusting us to take care of them and help them find their forever homes.
Will you help us reach our goal of $100,000 raised for Give to the Max Day so we can continue caring for at-risk animals in need? We can’t save them without you.