By Anna Skinner
On the night of March 24, Carmel resident Meaghann Fisher witnessed a dog get hit by a car and then dragged for a couple hundred feet. Fisher stopped to help the dog at 16th and Tibbs in Indianapolis.
“His ankle was broken and there was a huge laceration on his leg that was completely open to the bone and the knee was skinned to the muscle,” Fisher said. “If it was my dog, I would want someone to stop and help him.”
Fisher started calling emergency vet clinics, searching for help for the dog. However, since there was no verified owner, the clinics rejected Fisher’s request for help. Unless Fisher was willing to pay the approximate $5,000 dollars in medical fees, they refused see or treat the dog.
Luckily, Fisher discovered Companion Animal Medical Center in Carmel on Range Line Road. They took the dog and christened him “Tibbs”. Whitney Smith, the veterinarian on duty that night, opened a temporary “house account” for the medical bills.
Due to the extent of his injuries, the surgeons at CAMC amputated Tibbs’s hind right leg.
Fisher set up a GoFundMe account to help pay the dog’s medical bills. Her goal is $5,000, and currently she has raised a little over $1,000. Anyone interested in donating can reach the site at www.gofundme.com/pyg56c.
Tibbs also needs a loving home. Fisher cannot adopt him due to the requirements of her apartment complex.
“I really hope we can find him a good loving home, he’s been through so much already with being hit by a car and having his back leg amputated. He needs a good home with good food and scratches and a warm bed,” Fisher said.
Anyone interested in adopting the dog, please contact CAMC at 844-0049. Tibbs will not require any therapy for his amputated leg, just a home to recover in.