An injured dog who was left with few options now has a promising future, thanks to a Montreal couple.
Last week, CBC covered the story of Jacques the dog — an 11-month-old puppy whose front paw was broken in two places after a visit to the groomer.
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His owners were facing a difficult choice between having Jacques' paw amputated — or major surgery, which would cost more than $4,000.
Owner Christine Laird, who is eight months pregnant, said that while she didn’t want to give up her dog, the expensive surgery would be difficult for her to shoulder.
That’s when Fiona Benson stepped in.
'We love dogs. We have room in our hearts for this little one and it just seemed like the right thing to do' - Fiona Benson
Benson and her partner have been rescuing dogs for the past 22 years, and she says she was touched when she heard Jacques’ story on CBC News.
She contacted us, and we put her in touch with Laird.
“We love dogs. We have room in our hearts for this little one and it just seemed like the right thing to do to step forward and help.”
Now Jacques is called Jackson, and his future is looking bright.
Jackson has made it through surgery and he's expected to recover in the next six to eight weeks.
Benson says Laird did a difficult thing, by surrendering her dog. But she says it was the right choice.
She said aside from the financial burden, the time and effort required to care for Jackson in the coming weeks would be a challenge for a soon-to-be-mother.
Jackson's surgery has been paid for, but donations are still being collected online by Brandy's Holistic Centre and Canine Café.