Mar 10, 2016 5:21 PM
Trio of shelter dogs in Nashua get surgeries they need before being put up for adoption
NASHUA - A trio of shelter dogs that needed medical care before being put up for adoption got one step closer to their forever homes thanks to donations from the public.
"They are all in various stages of recovery. They all had very different surgeries," Noelle Schuyler, assistant development director at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, told The Telegraph of Nashua.
One of the dogs, Diamond, was successfully treated for an eye condition and was adopted out last week, she said.
To fund the three surgeries, the Humane Society set up a GoFundme page, raising $11,815 of a $15,000 goal from 35 donors.
Schuyler said the campaign is still active. "We still have bills coming in, but we were going to do the surgeries anyway; it's who we are," she said.
Diamond was turned over to the shelter by a family unable to care for her. Lily, a 7-year-old pug mix, and Kit Kat, a 5-year-old cocker spaniel, were both found abandoned in Nashua.
Kit Kat came to the shelter with ingrown nails and chronic ear infections, according to Becky Longval. Lily required surgery to repair a rear knee that was holding on by a tendon.
"Lily is happier; you can tell her pain relief has been established," Longval said.
Shelter staff members say they were happy to see a strong response from the public when they launched their campaign.
"Our donors once again stepped up and wanted to save lives," said Laurie Dufault, the shelter's development director.