MSPCA Boston Takes In Chihuahua After Owner Dies Of COVID-19


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A five-year-old Chihuahua named Chloe was surrendered to the MSPCA after her owner died due to coronavirus.

Chloe, who has been described as shy albeit friendly, was brought to the shelter on April 17. She has a plate in her leg leftover from a surgery to mend her broken leg back in 2016. The plate was supposed to be removed after the leg healed.

Although the plate has affected her leg, Chloe reportedly can walk and stand with seemingly little pain.

MSPCA staff said they plan to x-ray Chloe's leg, and in the even that they cannot remove the plate, they will amputate her leg.

With these medical procedures, as well as general care, Chloe's bills are expected to be over $1,500. The medical costs will be covered by Spikes Fund, however those who wish to donate are encouraged to at the MSPCA's website.

Those interesting in adopting or surrendering animals at any of the three MSPCA locations in Boson, Methuen, or on Cape Cod have to do so by appointment due to the pandemic.

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