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Patris' surgery


Those friends who have visited Vafa Shelter within the past couple of years are familiar with Patris.

He is a large black male who lived in a house in Mehrshahr (Karaj) until two years ago. And for unknown causes to us at the time, his left arm was severely hurt including fractures as well as deep wounds. He was transferred to our shelter in that condition. His recovery was long and slow. During that time we realized that his right arm and one of his legs were badly damaged as well.

We assigned him to a private den and bedding. Though the door to his den is always open he rarely gets out. Only at the time of cleaning he would reluctantly step out.

He wouldn’t even come out to eat on his own. We either took the food to his den or Mr. Gholam would pick him up and bring him out to help him eat.

After studying the latest X-rays, Dr. Abedi agreed to perform surgery on Patris regardless of the long and difficult process.

On Sunday Ordibehesht 13th (May 2nd),  Mr. Karam transported him to the Veterinary Hospital. The necessary x-rays revealed that his wounds were caused by over 15 BB gun pellets, which have been embedded in his bones for a long time.   

He will be staying at the clinic until they start performing the several procedures/surgeries that need to take place.

This requires financial aid from our supporters.

Vafa Shelter is a non-governmental charity that relies solely on private support from kind and generous donors and volunteers.  Our shelter has made great strides over the past few years, but there is so much more to be done—including Patris’s upcoming surgeries.  Please consider making a contribution.

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