Members of the community are asked to help care for a Robbie, a little dog who was hit by a car a few weeks ago and nearly died.
Robbie was hit by a car in Wanaque Aug. 25. Both his hips were fractured and he needed emergency surgery. His owner has not claimed him. The North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, which services all of the Tri-Boro, is now responsible for taking care of Robbie.
The shelter is seeking donations from residents to pay for his $6,500 hip surgery. The shelter has already spent $1,500 take care of the pup. The shelter wants to raise $3,000. Less than $300 has been donated so far.
“All things considered, he’s doing excellent. He’s being treated for pain and has a very pleasant personality despite his condition,” said Bloomingdale Animal Control Officer Lisa Perry. “Unfortunately, people aren’t as responsible as they should be.”
The shelter staff believes Robbie is younger than 2 years old and is a Schnauzer-Border Terrier mixed breed.
“He’s won the hearts of the animal control staff and the veterinarians who have been caring for him,” Perry said.
To make a donation to help Robbie, click here. Checks can be made out to NJCAS and mailed to NJCAS 101 Hamburg Turnpike in Bloomingdale.