MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A rescued puppy from the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation was finally able to get the surgery needed to fix his fractured leg and help him walk without pain.

Frazier, an 8-month-old German Shepherd, was up for adoption but couldn’t find a home due to the injury to his leg. A veterinarian said Frazier was likely hit by a car before his rescue and the impact fractured his leg, which was healing incorrectly.

A story ran on WCCO-TV on Jan. 15, trying to raise awareness about the surgery that was needed for Frazier, which was expected to cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

The amount was too high to be funded by the Carver Scott Humane Society, so the organization asked for donations to pay for the surgery.

After the story aired, the group raised more than $2,000 for the surgery. The veterinarian also gave the organization a discount to help them afford the procedure.

Frazier had surgery Wednesday at Shamrock Animal Hospital in Rosemount. He is expected to have about 12 weeks of recovery after the surgery, but should be able to walk without pain.

The vet said because Frazier’s bone had been healing incorrectly, the fractured leg was actually shorter than the other leg, which was causing pain and stress on his hip joint.

The group says they’re thankful to everyone who donated money to Frazier’s cause.

Comments (17)
  1. PUPPY! says:

    God Bless the people who donated and the vet who gave them a break…..bottom line….I think MN needs to overhaul the budget and STOP giving $ to PEOPLE who do NOT deserve it…and make room to support animals like this!

    I KNOW that will NEVER happen in this “welfare” state!

      1. Pate says:

        Shut up.That dog is also a living creature,Show some consideration.

  2. red says:

    I am so happy to hear he was able to get his surgery and thanks to everyone who donated to raise $ for the surgery. What wonderful news in this horrible society at this current time. XOXO animal lover

  3. Sunny says:

    Frazier…I love you, buddy. Will you be my doggie ? ? ?

  4. All for thinning the herd says:

    Also a good way to deal with people who make moronic comments like that.

    1. shanvoco says:

      Totally agree with you!!

    2. Practical says:

      Is that the longest word that you can spell, even using spellcheck? Namecalling is typical of your type.

    3. 'Practical'ly a 3rd Grader says:

      Wow, ‘Practical’, that’s the best you got? LOL go back to cleaning your gun collection in the trailer.

      1. Way ahead of you says:

        You girlfriend already cleaned my “gun” in the trailer this afternoon.

        1. Fail says:

          HAHAHAHAHAHA next comment from Practical will be “Oh yeah, well so’s your momma!” Loser. Back to the 2nd grade I guess.

    4. pretzeldude says:

      Hey practical, maybe I should come up from Florida and kick your a$$. I would be my please to freeze my a$$ off just to kick yours.

  5. shanvoco says:

    Wow, really!!! Very rude!!

    1. Practcal says:

      Yes, you are.

  6. Unnamed says:

    Glad to see this. But why didn’t the vet just do for cost or free. Word of mouth advertising travels far. Good luck little pup. 🙂

  7. Very Practical says:

    O.K. folks, is it ok for O’Bummer Care to kill your 80 year old Grandmother so we can save the mutt?

    Second grade was the toughest 3 years of my life.

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