As of Saturday, $1,477 dollars was raised for medical bills for Axel, a dog
cared for by Happy Endings that was injured when hit by a truck. Donations were still coming
in throughout the week.
The funds will go to pay for the dog’s two surgeries needed to repair his injuries. Relinquished
to Happy Endings when his owner could no longer take care of him, 1-year-old Axel,
a shepherd-mix, was getting a nice walk by a temporary foster owner on June 26.
Rather than finding a home, Axel was more interested in other dogs. The temporary distraction
caused an encounter with a vehicle and he was dragged, leaving large tears to his stomach.
Technically, he was owned by Happy Endings Animal Rescue when the accident occurred.
Two surgeries later and several weeks of healing have left Axel recovering in a temporary home
and Happy Endings faced with $4,000 in medical bills.
Susan Kramer, founder of Happy Endings Animal Rescue, said the organization receives
some funds from the Town of Pinedale for helping care for pets and some assistance for spay
and neuter programs as well as shots. However, the organization does not have the money to
cover the pup’s medical costs.
A 5K Run and Walk fundraiser, Pounds for Paws, was conducted Saturday, Aug. 24, to
generate needed funds to bail Axel out of doggy debt. Proceeds will go to help pay Axel’s
Anyone who was unable to make the event can donate at http://happyendingsar.org.
As for Axel, he remains in a temporary home during his recovery. While minus his tail that
was lost in the accident, the open wounds on his stomach are healing.
Along with Axel, other winners for the day include Rebecca Swenson, the winner of the
50/50 raffle, who won $80.
Winning runners were first male Alex Bitters and second male Tim Zebulske, first female
Jeanne Davis and second female Nicole Bitters.
What is Happy Endings?
Happy Endings Animal Rescue is a no-kill animal rescue,
taking in and re-homing more than 100 homeless
pets a year. H.E.A.R’s goal is to rescue as many dogs,
puppies, cats and kittens as can safely be managed
and to find loving, forever homes for pets of all ages.
H.E.A.R. ensures all animals receive appropriate veterinarian
care when they come into rescue and that they
are spayed or neutered before adoption.