A fundraiser has been launched to help a puppy that suffered multiple injuries after a head-on collision in Bend on Saturday and is now under the ownership and care of a local animal emergency center.
The puppy, named Diligence, has as a broken femur, a possible dislocated pelvis, and a small fracture of the nasal bone. There are also lung contusions.
The injuries happened after the collision in front of the Bend Factory Outlets on Highway 97 near Powers Road Saturday afternoon.
Diligence — also known as “Dill,” was brought to Bend Animal Emergency and Specialty Center (BAE). Due to what BAE says are “certain circumstances,” the owner has surrendered Dill. The pup is now under the care and ownership of BAE.
BAE is trying to raise funds to cover the bills. BAE says several people have already donated enough to cover surgery that will save Dill’s leg from amputation. But the balance for the remaining medical bills is growing and BAE is responsible for them.
If you are interested in donating to Dill’s care, you can call BAE at 541-385-9110 ext 3.