Sunday, December 5, 2010


Milo the dog at the Richmond Animal Shelter
in need of hydrotherapy after hit-and-run accident

Dec. 2, 2010 - Milo, the sweet four year-old, male Mastiff-shepherd dog at the Richmond Animal Shelter who was hit by a car and abandoned by his owner in Richmond in July, has reached a new milestone in his recovery from that terrible accident. Thanks to public support over the summer, Milo received a complex surgery to repair a compound fracture of his femur. After a long recovery from surgery and additional complications from his injury, Milo is now scheduled to undergo rehabilitative hydrotherapy at Canada West Veterinary hospital. The Richmond Animal Protection Society is looking for financial support to help Milo in the final stages of his recovery.

For orthopaedic injuries, hydrotherapy is a safe way for Milo to recover the muscle mass needed to walk properly according to Canada West Veterinary Hospital website. Once Milo is sound on his feet, he will be available for adoption from the Richmond Animal Shelter. Milo is an exceptionally sweet dog, who will make a wonderful companion. RAPS can provide the media with photos of Milo, or the media can visit Milo at the Richmond Animal Shelter by calling 604-275-2036.

In July, Milo required around-the-clock care for his injuries when he was hit by a car and left for dead. He was found in the early morning hours of July 11 by a Richmond City worker. Milo required immediate surgery followed by months of rehabilitation. Additionally, Richmond Animal Shelter manager, Sonya Kamp, made extensive inquires to find the owner of the dog, but no owner came forward. The driver who hit Milo fled the scene.

Donations for Milo's hydrotherapy can be made online or by calling the Richmond Animal Shelter at 604-275-2036. Updates on his recovery will be made frequently on this blog site.