Surgery for Sweet Pea
UPDATE: (4/23/2021) The amputation was successful and Sweet Pea has been recovering well. However, during the surgery we discovered she has mammary cancer. It was removed and we are awaiting the results of a biopsy. She may require further cancer treatments. Your support makes it possible for us to provide Sweet Pea with whatever she may need. Thank you!
We can only imagine the pain and trauma experienced by being hit by a car, especially for such a small six-year-old dog – it must have happened so quickly and left little Sweet Pea in so much pain. The truth is that she is simply lucky to be alive. Sweet Pea was transported to Berkeley Humane’s hospital where the X-rays confirmed her tail had been so badly broken that it must be amputated.
Despite her best efforts to wiggle her butt her tail just hangs there limply. Sweet Pea’s pain is being managed, and her special surgery is scheduled for Thursday. Unfortunately, we can’t save her tail—it will have to be amputated. But this will relieve her pain and let her be a happy dog again.
The Hope Medical Fund supports the urgent medical needs of dogs and cats who have experienced neglect, abuse, injury, or need surgery before becoming available for adoption. Thank you for helping Sweat Pea and hundreds of shelter animals just like her.