Funds for Pets is a volunteer-run, registered, not-for-profit rescue organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in need.
Our mission is to assist stray animals by providing temporary housing through our foster program, until a permanent, loving home can be found.
Storm is a 2-year old Shepherd/Border Collie cross from Sioux Valley, Manitoba. He was found by kind folks who sought help for him after discovering him lying under their deck, crying. He was in very rough shape and we knew he needed serious help.
With the aide of a fellow rescuer in the area, we picked him up and got him to the vet in Virden. It was there we learned exactly how badly Storm was suffering; he was emaciated, covered in wood ticks and, worst of all, had a broken femur. The pain and fear he felt leading up to that point must have been almost unbearable. The Veterinarian consulted an orthopedic surgeon, and it was explained to us that he had already been agonizing with the break for over 2+ weeks. We immediately began him on pain medication, as well as medication to kill the parasites that were all over his body, and arranged to have him transported to us in Winnipeg.
Storm is now settled in foster care and is receiving the extensive medical treatment he so desperately needed. He is under the care of multiple Doctors and we are awaiting news on whether or not he’ll need major orthopedic surgery to save his leg, or have it amputated. At present, he is on strict bed rest and is undergoing physiotherapy with his foster mom.
Despite his injuries, his terrible past, and a few hiccups along the way (GI issues that landed him back in our clinic temporarily), he is the sweetest, most trusting boy anyone could hope for. He has been amazing and gentle with everyone he meets, and isn’t letting what he went through hold him back. His spirit and personality are truly inspiring and we’re thrilled to help him on his journey to a better life.