First, he was hit by a car. Then he was left to die at the Houston city animal shelter. Lost Ball Canine Rescue saved this sweet dog from an inevitable death. Now, they need our help!
Poor Cayden had two things working against him: his life threatening injuries sustained by being hit by a car, not once but TWICE! and being placed on the euthanasia list at BARC, the Houston city animal shelter.
On June 16th, Cayden was taken to BARC after being hit by a car, leaving him unable to walk. X-rays showed that Cayden had a dislocated right hip and a complete fracture to his left tibia. He was also covered in puncture wounds, had a severe skin infection, and an enlarged scrotum. There was no denying that this beautiful German Shepherd needed emergency medical help right away.
But the city shelter simply kept him in a kennel for 7 days before adding him to the euthanasia list, scheduling poor Cayden to be euthanized on 6/23. That is when Lost Ball Canine Rescue became aware of his situation and acted quickly to save this sweet boy.
Lost Ball Canine Rescue picked him up the morning of 6/24 and rushed Cayden to the emergency animal hospital. His injuries were so severe that the first two hospitals turned him away, only being able to offer humane euthanasia as the only available service they could offer.
Lost Ball did not give up and they found an animal hospital that worked hard to save this sweet boy's life. It is now September and Cayden is still in the animal hospital.
Since he has been there, he has had to have multiple operations including (2) Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) procedures to correct a dislocated hip, a plate implanted to correct his fractured tibia in his left leg, a removal of his painfully enlarged scrotum that Tammy with Lost Ball said was, "the size of a bouncy ball," treatment for a severe skin infection that resulted in Cayden needing his paw amputated, and treatment for distemper.
Cayden continues to improve each and every day and we all are optimistic that this sweet, beautiful dog will be able to move forward soon and have the most amazing happy dog life with a family that will adore him and love him to no end!
Lost Ball stepped up when no one else would. They are one of few dog rescues who save urgent dogs from the Texas kill shelter lists and will take dogs who need medical and behavior assistance.
Cayden's emergency medical treatment and 3 month + stay at the emergency animal hospital alone has left Lost Ball Canine Rescue with a $10,000 medical bill!
Lost Ball is a small town American dog rescue with a handful of volunteers who work around the clock to save dogs like Cayden who are the most vulnerable. When the city shelters try to throw these dogs away like a bag of garbage, Lost Ball immediately jumps in to save these dogs and give them second chances!
Lost Ball is 100% donation funded and 100% volunteer operated. They do not have the 14 million+ annual budget that the city shelters operate with! The city shelters that Lost Ball Canine Rescue pulls dogs from are taxpayer funded. Lost Ball Canine Rescue is not! They rely on donations so they can continue to do this life saving work!
All donations, no matter how big or how small are greatly appreciated! Thank you for considering donating to this much deserving dog rescue! To read Cayden's full story, go here
*All donations through this page will go directly to Lost Ball Canine Rescue! Cayden says, "Thank you for helping me!"