BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued a call for adopters for a dog that suffered a serious spinal injury earlier this month.
Officials say the Goldendoodle named Ned was involved in a 'freak accident' on June 2, where he ran into a retaining wall with enough speed to cause a traumatic injury to his spine. The MSPCA-Angell says Ned's previous family was unprepared for the long healing process and opted to surrender him to the shelter for care.
Ned arrived to the MSPCA-Angell where neurologists there concluded he could make a recovery if he strictly rested for twelve weeks. Ned is waiting follow-up health appointments at the Boston adoption center, after which officials say he will eventually be put up for the adoption process.
According to shelter staff Ned is an active pup with a 'sunny disposition,' and is neutered and good with children.
"He would do best in a home where he is the only high-energy dog, as he needs calm and rest in order to heal," the MSPCA-Angell said.
Officials say they are looking for adopters that have a close relationship with a veterinarian out of consideration of Ned's follow-up medical appointments. Interested parties can inquire more about Ned's adoption here.
WBZ's Charlie Bergeron (@CharlieBergeron) reports.