Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Group Aims to Get Dog Back on Her Feet

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Group Aims to Get Dog Back on Her Feet

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Her name is Lola - and she's a 1-year-old, tan-and-black Yorkshire terrier who needs about $10,000 to help heal her broken front legs.

Lola was dropped three weeks ago by her previous owner, who had the legs cast but was unable to afford surgery, said Robyn Urman, president of Tenafly's Pet ResQ Inc., who acquired the injured dog on Monday.

Pet ResQ took Lola to the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, N.Y. But when the veterinarians tried to take off the right leg's cast to operate, they discovered they couldn't save it, and it had to be amputated, Urman said. It's still not yet known whether the other leg will heal on its own or need surgery or amputation.

The veterinarians "are doing one thing at a time," said Hedy Litke, adoptions manager at Pet ResQ.

The cost for all of Lola's medical procedures could be around $10,000 given the severity of her injuries and the fact that she must be kept at the hospital, which can run $200 to $250 a night, Urman said. So far, Pet ResQ has raised about $625, she said. …

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