Dog’s treatment to cost $6,000

By Andrew Garrett -

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) has a very special puppy that needs surgery.

Seely, an approximately four-month-old Shar Pei and Great Dane mix, has been diagnosed with multiple congenital and developmental abnormalities of her front forelimbs. These abnormalities cause Seely’s front legs to twist inward, disallowing her the ability to bear her own weight on those legs.

She moves by pushing or propelling herself with her hind legs with her chest nearly grazing the floor. Such maneuvering will likely cause her significant osteoarthritis in the future, according to the discharge summary provided by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Clinic.

There are a couple of surgical procedures that OSU could perform that would hopefully provide Seely with a couple of functional limbs — possibly after an amputation and the fitting of a prosthetic.

The total cost of those surgeries is approximately $6,000.

Through a committed social Facebook campaign, the HSMC has raised an excess of $2,000 of the money needed for Seely’s operations, but need to triple that amount.

“Donating for a birthday on Facebook is a great way to raise funding,” said HSMC director, Meg Werner.

If the surgeries and rehabilitation are successful, Seely will then be put up for adoption.

“She gets along well with other animals and people,” Werner said.

Donations can be mailed to: HSMC, P.O. Box 777, London, OH 43140, or you can donate through Paypal, by logging onto:

Upcoming HSMC events include the Over Cat-Pacity Adoption Event being held June 23 from 1-5 p.m. at the shelter and which will showcase the many wonderful kittens and adult cats up for adoption, as well as appearances at GOBA in June, Wagfest in August, and the Dublin Pet Fair in September. Garrett | The Madison Press

By Andrew Garrett

Reach Andrew Garrett at 740-852-1616, ext. 1616.

Reach Andrew Garrett at 740-852-1616, ext. 1616.