Desperate for help: 4-month-old puppy lost his leg when hit by car

A four-month-old puppy barely starting out in life is in desperate need of help. Baby Lucas was hit by a car, and his back leg was torn apart. His family rushed him to an emergency veterinarian where the puppy’s injuries were cleaned and bandaged; they spent $500 on Lucas’ care, but there was more. Lucas would have to have his leg amputated.

“The family called multiple vets trying to get a quote for an amputation, but no one would give a quote over the phone,” posted Houston & Harris County Animal Volunteers on social media Saturday.

Unfortunately, as the family removed  the puppy’s bandages two days later, they realized his injury had gotten worse and because of lack of money for his continued care, the family surrendered him to the Harris County Animal Shelter where they hoped a rescue organization could help their puppy.

The shelter immediately administered pain medication to Lucas, but he needs emergency medical treatment at a full service veterinarian to save his life. The puppy is described as “super sweet.”

PetHarbor listing:

LUCAS – ID#A543640

I have a rescue group interested in me.

My name is LUCAS

I am male. I look like a black and tan German Shepherd Dog / Alaskan Husky.

The shelter staff think I am about 4 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Oct 12, 2019. For more information about this animal, call:
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191
Ask for information about animal ID number A543640



As of Sunday morning, notes indicate an approved rescue organization has volunteered to help. No pet is considered rescued until they are safely out of the shelter. Updates to follow.

“If you cannot foster or adopt, please consider donating. 100% goes directly to the rescue that saves him once freedom photos are posted in the comments for everyone to see. If he isn’t saved for ANY reason, your donation is REFUNDED IN FULL! Just say it is for LUCAS in the notes while checking out.”

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