Our goal was to raise $5,600 to cover Bheem’s surgeries. This covered the costs of both of surgeries, and we did it! Many thanks to all who donated and helped Bheem move forward with his much deserved, happy and healthy life!
In Hindi, Bheem means “mighty,” and that he is! Bheem has had a heartbreaking, gut wrenching beginning. He lost both of his front paws after being run over by a train at the tender age of just eight weeks while living on the streets in India.
When Bheem was eight months old, Animal House Shelter (“AHS”) located in Huntley, IL, coordinated with Stray Dog Support, Inc., to bring Bheem to the US from India so that they could provide him with much needed medical care (he had had none prior).
Once he arrived in Illinois, AHS got to work. Bheem had his first surgery on 12.26.19 to remove additional bone on his forelimb where it had started to heal incorrectly after the accident. The cost for that surgery was $2,800. He had surgery on his other forelimb on 01.30.20 for an additional $2,800.
Because Bheem’s medical team has determined that he is not a candidate for a prosthetic, AHS will fit him with a cart to help him regain his mobility.
Despite the pain and trauma, Bheem has an amazing personality. He does not know he is disabled, is super sweet, and is great with other dogs, people, and kids. He even uses other dogs to help him walk by putting his stumps up on their backs. ❤️Bheem is currently in foster care with a loving family who is working hard to support this special needs boy.
Thanks to all of you, Bheem’s future is now very bright!