Paco – A Survivor

by Hilary Bentley • Posted in: Donations, Fundraising, Pets Needing Homes, Special Needs Pets

Update 10/15/10 8pm: We got this message from Dr. Jefferson about his surgery today:

He did pretty well and is recovering with one of the vet techs at at the vet clinic for the night.
I noticed on the blog we said he was 4 months old but he is really about 8-10 months….
He’s a sweet boy who had a lot of trauma. We also drew off a bunch of air from around his lungs from a ruptured lung. He is doing well – we just need him to start eating and feel better.
We should know a lot in the next few days.

Paco is a 4 month old boxer in serious need of some help. He was hit by a car, survived, and then was owner surrendered due to his injuries.

He has a shattered front and back leg on one side and on the other side he limps and winces in pain as though there are some breaks or sprains in those legs as well. He has abrasions all over his body and cuts on his head. Despite his pain, he’s got a sweet demeanor! He has been face kissing the counselors that have been holding him and medicating him.

Sadly this boy has not just physical pain but I am sure he is confused and heartbroken! Let’s show him some APA! love. We will need to raise $1,000 for medication and bone surgery. We will be accepting donations using ChipIn. And let’s wish Paco some good luck with his surgery! Since he can’t use two legs we have to try to stabilize him with more than just splints.

In addition to donations, Paco is in search of a new forever home. If you think Paco could be the dog for you, email email hidden; JavaScript is required
We’re looking for someone who can open their homes and hearts to help Paco during his recovery and the rest of his life!

3 Responses to "Paco – A Survivor"

  1. Caponesays: October 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I met Paco within minutes of arrival at APA!’s Medical Clinic. I carried him into the Clinic and helped the fantastic Medical Staff care for his immediate needs and injuries. He was in obvious pain, very swollen legs and bleeding from his nose, but all he wanted to do was give me kisses. He is a very special little dog and I’m proud to be part of an organization that has the ability, with the support of wonderful volunteers and donors, to help this sweet boy.

    Thank you to the amazing and caring people of Austin for helping APA! save this handsome fellow!! Thank you to APA! for everything that you do!! Go Paco!! Get well soon!!

  2. kksays: October 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    An update on Paco?

  3. austinpetsalivesays: October 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

    He is doing well after his surgery. One of his fractures (his back leg) is slipping a little around the pin but it appears to be stable enough to not have to repin it. So we are just keeping him painless and on antibiotics and somewhat confined. He is staying with the vet tech foster.