MENTOR, Ohio — Please meet "Ice". Ice, a one-year-old German Shepherd was found several months ago as a stray in Southern Ohio. He had suffered an injury to his front leg that failed to properly heal.
Ice is currently under the care of Lake Humane Society in Mentor, Ohio.
When Ice arrived at Lake Humane, he had difficulty walking and his affected leg was painful when touched by medical professionals. The shelter's medical team consulted with an orthopedic surgeon and reviewed Ice's x-rays and determined that amputation of his injured leg was necessary to give him a better quality of life.
It was determined that if Ice doesn't have the surgery, he will likely develop arthritis at an early age and will need to be on pain medication and joint supplements for the rest of his life.
Ice is living in a foster home awaiting surgery. His foster family describes him as sweet and eager to please.
This handsome dog's treatment is expected to cost more than $2,500 and will cover the cost of the surgery, medications, and follow-up care.
Lake Humane Society relies on community donations and does not receive any county, state or federal funding to care for pets in their care.
All donations made towards Ice's surgery will be designated to Lake Humane Society's Angel Fund where 100% of donations will help provide lifesaving medical care to Ice and other pets in need.
To make a donation, please visit Ice's fundraising page at: https://lakehumanesociety.salsalabs.org/angelfundice2022.
Donations can be mailed to the Lake Humane Society, ATTN: Ice's Angel Fund, 7564 Tyler Blvd. Building E, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
The phone number to call for additional information is 440-951-6122 X 108.