Humane Society raising money to help injured Pomeranian

Published 12:01 am Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Tommy Lynn, a veterinary technician at Natchez Veterinary Clinic, cradles Miss Prissy, a pomeranian dog that was brought in to the clinic on Monday after her back leg was broken when she was hit by a car. Miss Prissy's back left left was put in a splint and cast in hopes that surgery can be performed soon.

Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Tommy Lynn, a veterinary technician at Natchez Veterinary Clinic, cradles Miss Prissy, a pomeranian dog that was brought in to the clinic on Monday after her back leg was broken when she was hit by a car. Miss Prissy’s back left left was put in a splint and cast in hopes that surgery can be performed soon.

NATCHEZ — After a car accident Friday, Miss Prissy needs a little help getting back on her feet — all four of them.

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society hopes to raise $900 for surgery on the Pomeranian’s back left leg, humane society board member Linda Kennon said.

Miss Prissy, a Pomeranian, was brought to the shelter by her owners Saturday, Kennon said.

JAY SOWERS / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Miss Prissy, a pomeranian, was brought in to the Natchez Veterinary Clinic on Monday after her back leg was broken when she was hit by a car.

JAY SOWERS / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Miss Prissy, a pomeranian, was brought in to the Natchez Veterinary Clinic on Monday after her back leg was broken when she was hit by a car.

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“Their dog got hit, and they didn’t want to take responsibility for the medical bills,” Kennon said. “It happens all the time.”

Dr. Robert Savant and his staff at Natchez Veterinary Clinic put a splint on Prissy’s leg until the humane society can raise money for surgery.

“We have two options: we can repair the leg (with surgery) for $900, or we can amputate it for $400,” Kennon said. “We really want to try to raise the money to save her leg.”

And the sooner the better, Kennon said.

“It’s costing us money to keep the splint on her because she has to be sedated to change the splint, which has to be changed once a week,” Kennon said. “We’re using money that we could use to help with the surgery, so the sooner we can have it done, the less it’s going to cost.

“So now we just have to wait until we decide her fate, amputation or surgery.”

Miss Prissy has a foster home lined up in the meantime, Kennon said.

“She is doing great,” she said. “She is healthy, very loving and very friendly.”

Kennon urges dog owners to keep their pets on a leash or in a fenced-in yard to keep them safe from cars.

“No animal should be running loose, especially a little dog like (Miss Prissy),” she said.

Donations for Miss Prissy can be mailed to NACHS, P.O. Box 549, Natchez, MS, 39121 or dropped off at the shelter at 392 Liberty Road. Donations should be specified for Miss Prissy.