o jinne jasper
- By: Christiaan Kriegler
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/jasper
We are Christiaan and Nienie from Grabouw ( age 25 and 28 ) and we have the most beautiful dog in the world called Jasper. Jasper is an 8-month-old Sharpei x Labrador cross that we rescued from a nonprofit called Little Paws Big Hearts in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
Jasper was born without his left front foot and part of his left leg. We recently made the very impulsive decision to move to a farm in Grabouw to give Jasper a better life. He loves it so much and we would not have it any other way.
Jasper still does what any dog will do. He jumps in the couches, he sleeps on the bed and he eats all of our socks. He is really mobile for a dog with only three legs. Last week - Jasper's healthy front leg got stuck in the fence and he hurt himself very badly. We always thought that he would be all right seeing how well he was doing without the one leg, but realised soon after this accident happened that we needed a plan B. He is doing well and recovering well - but it is not a realistic approach carrying him around all the time. Giving him a prosthesis will also contribute to a longer lifespan as dogs with only three legs struggle with arthritis more than four-legged dogs.
We really want to get him a prosthesis after he turns one. So the timeframe will be about four months. We still need to wait to see how big he will get.
All the funds will go towards Jasper's prosthesis as well as any additional costs with the vet
The donations will have such a positive effect on Jasper's life. It will mean that he will walk easier and will contribute to a longer lifespan. We love Jasper dearly and would do anything for him.
*Funds raised will go directly to the vet for the prosthesis once one has been found*