ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - One area company has stepped forward to help with some of the finances of a 4-month-old puppy found shot along Highway 30 Wednesday.
Nature's Variety, a pet food manufacturer, committed to pay the surgical expenses of Dodger, according to a company spokeswoman.
Dodger is in stable condition and being monitored at Veterinary Specialty Services.
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Open Door Animal Sanctuary, which provided initial treatment for the puppy, will still need donations for follow-up costs for ongoing care and therapy.
Cost of upcoming treatment for the dog is estimated to be around $4,700. Donations to go toward his care can be made to the Tom Cat's Repair Fund or by mailing funds to P.O. Box 870, House Springs, Mo. 63051. Write "Tom Cat's Fund" in the memo line.