Rescue dog "Staffie" needs a home

After two months of recovery, a 2-year-old pitbull mix is ready to be released from the care VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Shelton.

“Staffie” suffered from multiple pelvic fractures when he was hit on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport in May, but he has made a complete 180 in terms of recovery and is now looking for a home, according to Rachel Hanna who is VCA’s Referral Coordinator.

“He has been a good boy and so patient since he’s been here with us,” said Hanna. “We are in the process of doing a very thorough screening process to make sure Staffie finds a home who will care for him as much as we do.”

Jen Gully, VCA’s Tech Supervisor, set up a Gofundme account for “Staffie” to raise money for the procedures needed for his recovery. So far, $10,000 has been raised. He has also been neutered since he was brought in for treatment.

“He’s a very special dog and he’s feeling so much better,” said Hanna. “Now we just need to find him a home to adopt or foster him.”

Unfortunately, when “Staffie” was found he wasn’t wearing any tags, collar, or way to identify his owner. The VCA Emergency Care Center is asking anyone who recognizes him or that wants to adopt to contact them by email:

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