Meet our featured Salty Dog for the month of August, Rufus.
Animal Control officers with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office found the puppy with an injured leg on NW 6th Avenue in July.
The puppy, who has since been renamed Rufus, also had a broken jaw. Investigators said the injury is consistent with being kicked or stomped by his former owner.
Ruff Pet Rescue in Indiantown took in poor pup and our partner veterinarian, Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center, performed surgery to install titanium plates and screws to reattach the puppy’s jaw.
After a series of surgeries thanks to your kind donations, Rufus has made a full recovery and has found his furever home!