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My Name is Jake...

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Update: Jake has been healing very well. His incision looks great and his spirits are excellent. Jake is very eager to get back to being an energetic dog, but his caretakers are insisting that he stay calm and takes it easy on his walks.

Recently, Jake was transferred to a foster care home. He will be cared for there until he is ready to be placed up for adoption. Jake’s foster care parents report that he is walking much better now and really wants to play!

Jake's Story: 

I’m a 2-year-old Norwalk Terrier mix. I just became a member of North Shore Animal League America’s Help Me Heal Program, which saved my life.

Recently, I suffered some intense trauma. I was found injured and alone. It is very likely that I was hit by a car and left to fend for myself for several days.

When the Animal League rescued me, they had me examined by their veterinarians. They saw that my pelvis was fractured in two places and my bladder was herniated. I was experiencing severe discomfort, which was causing me to limp and made it almost impossible for me to get around. These fractures and my herniated bladder required immediate emergency surgery. 

The Animal League acted quickly and helped me get the operation I needed. Because my right rear limb, where my surgery took place, needs time to heal, I’m going to have a long recovery process ahead of me.

Thanks to many caring people, including you, I’m alive today. Your generous support of the Help Me Heal Program ensures that sick or injured animals like me get the care we need and a second chance at life. 

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