Smokey is just 1-years-old, but already has been in a severe accident. Smokey’s pet parent found him this morning having difficulty walking and blood on his fur after being outside – it was suspected that he had been hit by a car because of the severe fracture that was found by the team at SAGE Veterinary Centers Concord. The fracture was so severe that bone was sticking out of Smokey’s skin and the concern for infection and healing so great that amputation was recommended. Smokey’s pet parents just had the funds to stabilize him after arrival – SAGE Compassion for Animals was able to fund the surgery (including being neutered!) needed to get Smokey home!
Smokey had been a “free kitten” from a friend and he had not been neutered. Spaying and neutering your pets not only helps with health conditions, but also can prevent the tendency to wander. So, its important that even if you adopted a pet from a friend “for free”, that you establish a relationship with a veterinarian to get information on how to keep your pets healthy and happy!