Tripod Puppy Seeking New Home!

By Hope Bidegainberry on March 28, 2018

A tripod nine-month old puppy named Jay is available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA).  The Pit Bull Terrier mix was brought to PHS/SPCA on February 1, 2018 by a Brisbane police officer who found him injured off Valley Drive in Brisbane.  The puppy did not have a collar or tags, nor was he microchipped and no one came forward to claim him.

“During the medical evaluation of the puppy, we found he had multiple fractures in his rear left leg,” said PHS/SPCA’s Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.  “The damage was sadly too severe for surgical repair of the leg, and after careful consideration our veterinary team made the decision that the only way to save the dog’s life was to sacrifice this limb by surgical amputation.”

Named Jay by PHS/SPCA staff, once he recovered from his surgery, he was placed for adoption at PHS/SPCA’s Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion in Burlingame.

“Despite missing a limb, Jay is still very playful and agile,” according to Tarbox.  “He’s done quite well in learning how to adjust to being a tripod and is very sweet.  He’ll make a loving addition to someone’s home.”

The surgery performed on Jay was made possible through the generous donations to PHS/SPCA’s Hope Program. This fund helps the neediest of animals like Jay, giving them a second chance at life. For many animals the Hope Program is truly their only hope. On average the Hope Program saves more than 150 animals a month.

PHS/SPCA encourages potential adopters to visit Jay at their Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame. The shelter is open seven days a week for adoptions, Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and weekends 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Jay is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.  His adoption fee is $120.

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