INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hoosiers have offered an overwhelming amount of support for a puppy named Penny, that was found on I-465. She had a broken leg and a wound that went down to the muscle tissue.
Updates were posted on Facebook about Penny, and she went in for surgery on Sept. 24 to have her leg repaired.
The doctor just called from surgery. He said there are too many fragments to be able to repair the leg, pinning/plating it is just impossible. They will have to amputate it.
Later that day, this update was posted to the same Facebook page:
Penny made it through surgery and is resting. They removed her leg above the wound so we won’t have to worry about it anymore. She lost quite a bit of blood and will probably need a transfusion. They’ll be keeping a close eye on her all night.
They said that she’ll be able to come home on SATURDAY now!!! We are so excited!!! We are going to go get her the most fluffiest, comfiest bed we can find and get her area all set up. Any useful suggestions for a tripawed puppy would be appreciated!
Four days later, a video was posted of Penny walking:
Penny had surgery at the VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers. The vet believes she was hit by a car, but how she ended up on I-465 is still a mystery.
A GoFundMe page was created to raise $9,000 to help pay for the Penny’s medical treatment and surgeries, and more than $9,800 was raised.
To follow Penny’s progress on Facebook, click here.