Donations Sought to Help Unidentified Dog's Medical Bills
By edhat staff
Community members are asking for donations to help pay for the medical bills of an unidentified dog that was found on the beach below the Douglas Family Preserve on the morning of July 4.
Local shelter SB DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group) reported at approximately 6:45 am, Santa Barbara Police Department officers and animal control, along with Harbor Patrol responded to a call of an injured dog on the beach.
Currently no one has stepped forward to claim this dog. He was last seen on video around 1:00 a.m. at which time he is believed to have fallen 70-80 feet off the cliff.. He was discovered by a Good Samaritan around 6:45 a.m. on the beach.
The dog was transported to an emergency veterinarian where he requires extensive surgery to his front left leg, back left leg, and hips.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services, K-9 PALS - K-9 Placement and Assistance League, Inc., and DAWG have been collaboratively working together to help this pup and are asking for donations to pay for medical expenses. Since his rescue, he's received x-rays, bloodwork and pain medication while two extensive orthopedic surgeries are still needed. By Monday, they anticipate the total bill will be nearly $7,000, not including surgery.
Additionally, if you recognize this dog or know his owner, contact Santa Barbara County Animal Services.