Neil Needs Surgery: Surgery Update

NEIL UPDATE: Surgery went well yesterday and Neil is recovering comfortably (while being smothered with love and attention from our team :)) . A plate was put into his leg, but with the incredible world of medicine, he is expected to make a full recovery! We've attached a few pictures of the journey our friendly boy went on yesterday to fix his leg. We have so many thank you's to give:  Thank you to the Animal Hospital of Cambridge and their fantastic team for lending their time and talents to repair Neil's leg. AHoC also assisted with costs and we cannot say thank you enough.

Thank you to our communities and those who donated towards Neil's surgery - we raised $6000 in just 24 hours! WOW!!

We estimate that his total medical and care costs will be $4,000 or more. Please know that anything above what Neil needs will go to the next animal like him, someone who requires more extensive medical attention or surgery. You not only helped this wonderful dog, but the next like him, and we are incredibly thankful! 

Stay tuned for more updates as we follow Neil along his road to full recovery!

For the full story, please read on below.



Original Story:

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth has launched an urgent appeal campaign for an eight-month old dog that was found as a stray on Benjamin Road in Waterloo last week.Found by a member of the public and taken to an emergency veterinary clinic, the dog had a broken left front leg that needed attention.
“We are very thankful that a kind citizen found this dog and immediately took it to a vet,” stated Kathrin Delutis, executive director, The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth. “Unfortunately no owner has come forward and this friendly dog needs our support.”
‘Neil’, named after the surgeon who will be repairing his leg, heads into surgery today. The humane society estimates that his medical and care costs could reach up to $4,000 or more by the time he is ready for adoption. Following surgery, Neil will head into foster care to recover until he is ready to find his forever home.
The humane society is asking the public to help support Neil and make a donation towards his cost of care. Donations can be made at either of their centres, in Kitchener or Stratford, or online at
To follow Neil’s journey, check out the humane society’s blog, or follow them on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.