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Dog hit by car in Kelowna loses leg but finds a family

Sherman was hit by a car in Kelowna on the Thanksgiving weekend and his left hind leg had to be amputated.
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December 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

KELOWNA – A dog whose leg had to be amputated after he was hit by a car in Kelowna has found a new home and a new best friend.

Branch manager Sean Hogan says Sherman, a two-year-old Coonhound, was hit on the Thanksgiving weekend. He came in without a collar, tattoo or microchip and was badly injured.

“The person whose car hit him did the kindest thing and brought him to Fairfield Animal Hospital for emergency care,” he says. “There was hope that we may have found the owner, however in the end, Sherman was abandoned at a time when he needed his guardians the most.”

One of Sherman’s legs required extensive surgery to repair, so Hogan and his staff started a medical emergency campaign to help pay the $3,000 vet bill.

Sherman (left) with Texas his new best friend.
Sherman (left) with Texas his new best friend.
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“Sadly, his left hind leg was amputated,” Hogan says. “Within a few days, the generosity of animal lovers poured in and Sherman was given the life-saving surgery to get him back up on his feet.”

A foster family from Kelowna opened their home to Sherman for almost a month while he recuperated.

“Thanks to Amanda and Shayne, Sherman was up and about in days of his surgery,” he says. “Three weeks later, Sherman walked our “rescue runway” at our Tenth Annual BC SPCA Kelowna Gala and stole hearts with his gentle personality.”

One week later, roughly a month after his accident, he joined a new pack.

“Sherman found the love and forever home he needs. We are so grateful to the Dorman family for coming into the branch, meeting Sherman and finding that he and his new bro Texas are just the best of pals already.”

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