Poncho

The MD SPCA is seeking donations to help pay for surgery for Poncho, an injured dog who was found wandering the streets. (Courtesy of MD SPCA / July 9, 2014)

The MD SPCA is in need of donations to fund surgery on Poncho, a 2-year-old Cocker Spaniel/Beagle mix found wandering the streets of Baltimore with a severely injured leg.

Poncho was found unable to walk properly on his front left leg, which had an open wound, and he was so weak he was barely able to stand on his own. He hobbled on his wrist instead of his foot, and doctors determined the best way to help him was with joint fusion surgery. This costs between $3,000 and $4,000.

MD SPCA representatives say they hope to give Poncho his surgery later this week and get him on the road to recovery, but they lack the funds to do that at this time. They are looking for donations to their KB Fund, which is a 100-percent donor-funded program for emergency care of homeless animals.

Donations to help Poncho can be made at mdspca.org/kbfund. He is currently being fostered by an MD SPCA veterinary technician, who says he’s loving and sweet and seems impatient to be able to play again.