Bumper's Surgery Campaign

My name is Bumper, the significance of which will become apparent shortly.

I’m an 18 pound, 8-12 month old male Catahoula/Terrier cross that made the mistake of trying to cross Highway 29 in Georgetown during morning rush hour on July 18th.  By the grace of God, a dog lover was behind the car that hit me (lucky for me as that driver kept going).  She is a patron at Zoot Pet Hospital so that is where I ended up.

I don’t recall much of those first few days.  I was in shock, bleeding internally and had multiple fractures and external injuries.  No one knew who I was as I did not have a collar or a microchip.  There were many concerned faces around me the first 48-72 hours.  It was a miracle I survived the first night.  I was on heavy doses of pain medication along with fluids and antibiotics.  With all the good care, I felt a little better each day.  Sadly, an owner never came to claim me.

As of July 26th, I have made it out a week from my injuries and do enjoy all the attention I get from my caretakers.  I’m eating, drinking and eliminating well, but I’m not able to walk on my own.  My pelvis is broken in such a way that it needs surgical repair that only a board-certified surgeon can do.  My bill at Zoot is all taken care of, but I can’t have surgery at the specialty clinic until it’s clear people want to contribute to my care.  The specialty surgeon has agreed to a discounted price and the sooner I can get it done, the better!  The longer I go with the bones out of place, the more likely there is nerve damage and muscle atrophy that will make recovery even more difficult.  I have a pretty good chance of mobility and a good life with the surgery, but the recovery will be 8-12 weeks of restricted activity and physical therapy.  The staff at Zoot as well as a few well-wishers have stepped up for that last part.

My surgery is tentatively scheduled for Saturday July 29th.  All-inclusive and without complications, it should cost about $2500.  If you think I’m a worthy cause, please make a donation.  Every little bit will help.  I'm really looking forward to feeling better!

Anything above the $2500 will be placed in the Zoot Pet Hospital  St. Francis Fund, which is used for other Good Samaritan cases, like myself.

Organizer and beneficiary

Zoot Pets
Georgetown, TX
James Root

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