Scooby, an eight week old chocolate lab mix puppy, was found at the Melrose Park dumping ground screaming in pain from a severely broken leg. He was rescued by Melissa McMillan, the founding volunteer of Melrose Park Neglected Dogs, on the one year anniversary of the group Friday. Vets think his injuries may have been caused by a human kicking him.
According to Melissa vets have determined, “Due to the horrific nature of the fractures, amputation may be the best option because the growth plate is destroyed and if they do attempt to save it the leg may never fully form and will be useless.” Scooby is likely too young to sustain an amputation surgery right now but will be evaluated by Dr. Hinton at North Houston Veterinary Specialists this week.
Many generous people have already donated over $1700. of the estimated $2200. in expenses for Scooby’s care. Donation can be made through youcaring.com.
Melrose Park Neglected Dogs was formed last year to fill an urgent need to care for numerous dogs being dumped and left to suffer or die there. Houston Animal News Examiner reported on the park located across the street from a Harris County Animal Shelter in Northeast Houston. The park falls under the jurisdiction of the City of Houston so the animals dumped and suffering there are not taken in to the Harris County shelter. Volunteers regularly feed the animals and take them off the street when a foster home is made available for them. Foster parents and feeders are in desperate need to help these poor souls. Anyone interested in volunteering or adopting can contact Melissa by phone or text at (832) 538-3699.
Melissa commemorated the one year anniversary with this statement.” I love them all. The park dogs mean so very much to me and I want to thank everyone who shares my pleas for help. Today is my Melrose Park 1 year anniversary but, there is no party, just prayers that the dumping of innocent dogs will end. Little puppies like Scooby, Libby, and Sky, and almost 100 others over the year did not deserve this. Thank you to all rescues, fosters, crossposters, friends, contributors and volunteers for helping me this past year. I could NOT have done it without you. "
The group has a wish list of needed supplies at Amazon.com for those who would like to donate food or other necessities.
Check back for updates on Scooby’s progress and see other available animals on the group’s facebook page.
Please see the slideshow for pictures of Scooby.
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