Thanks to donations from citizens throughout League City and the Bay Area, a stray dog named Scout is on his way to recovery after being hit by several cars during rush hour traffic on the Gulf Freeway. However, the German Shepard mix still needs a foster home that will help him rehabilitate after her undergoes surgery to repair a severely injured rear leg.
On Friday, October 30, a bystander who witnessed the dog being hit by at least two vehicles on I-45 near Beltway 8, stopped to help, and then waited for several hours until she could find a city or county agency willing to come pick up the injured pup. Luckily, she was able to reach Jasmine O’Keefe, the new League City Animal Care and Adoption Manager, who immediately sent someone to pick up Scout and take him back to the shelter.
After several calls, Jasmine and shelter volunteers located a veterinarian to treat Scout, whose left rear leg was fractured in several places. A Facebook plea by the Friends of the League City Animal Shelter, a non-profit group, was then posted asking for donations to cover the orthopedic surgery needed to repair his leg. Within two days, and after a story ran on KTRK Channel 13, nearly $5,000 was raised.
Scout has become somewhat of a celebrity, with dozens of visitors coming the shelter over the past week to check on his injuries and to inquire about adopting him. He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next week or so and is expected to make a full recovery. To aid in his recovery, the League City Animal Care and Adoption Center is looking for a foster home to keep him for the next month or so. Ideally he needs a foster that can be home most of the day and can handle a large animal since he weighs close to 85 pounds. If interested, please call the League City Animal Care and Adoption Center at 281-554-1377 and fill out a foster application at https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/foster/LCPA/Dog.