Surgery costing over $3,000
Lafayette, LA (KADN) — A young puppy named Archie was brought into the Lafayette Animal Aid shelter a couple of weeks ago. He had two broken femurs and a shattered patella.
"Archie had about $3,000 worth of surgery, and he'll probably have additional medical expenses before we find a forever home for him," says Heidi Paterson, the owner of Lafayette Animal Aid.
Lafayette Animal Aid's goal is to give all of the animals that they come across a second opportunity at life, and place them in loving homes through adoption. Unlike Animal Control, it is a no-kill shelter.
"We're just trying to reach out to our community through the holidays and ask them to contribute if they can to his care," says Paterson.
Without the generous donations from volunteers and the community, care would not be possible for young dogs like Archie.
"Archie is too cute, too young to not have the opportunity to have a good life," says Anne Humblet, worker at Lafayette Animal Aid.