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NC puppy rescued during winter storm Pax now recovering after emergency surgery

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A puppy found during this weeks historic winter storm is recovering after emergency surgery, Fox Carolina reported February 14.

Pax, named after the winter storm that hit the North Carolina area, was rescued in Asheville, and underwent emergency surgery Friday night for a severely ruptured intestine. The story of how Pax was helped by dog lovers in the community is truly amazing.

The Asheville Humane Society set up a fund to help raise money after the 9-week-old lab/shar-pei puppy was found in the snow and brought to the Humane Society. Their goal was $1,250. People who heard of this sweet little dog dug deep in their pockets, and $1,505 has now been raised.

The Society thanked those who donated on their Facebook page

"Your thoughtful donations have covered the cost of Pax's lifesaving surgery! Any amount raised over the initial goal will go toward another special needs dog in our care, Alice, who recently required leg amputation after being hit by a car."

To donate towards Alice, click here for the YouCaring link.

Pax is expected to cover from his ordeal, after being given only a 50 percent chance of survival when he was brought in.

You can keep up with his story on the Facebook: Asheville Humane Society page.

The Asheville Humane Society, established in 1984, depends on private donations to help the animals in their care. They are crediting with saving 4,500 animals each year.

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