Lawrence Humane Society seeking donations for dog’s hip replacement surgery

Lawrence Humane Society is looking for donations to help pay for a hip replacement for an 8-month-old dog.

Four months ago, a volunteer found Rosco, a dog with big floppy ears and a happy-go-luck personality, out in the county. The young pup had a hip injury and needed surgery.

“He is such a sweet baby. He looks like a hound/beagle mix. He’s very loving and loves everybody and everything: cats, dogs, and people,” said Midge Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society.

The Humane Society has established a special fund to help cover the medical expenses of animals who would otherwise be euthanized. But Grinstead said it would have been irresponsible to use the fund to cover Rosco’s expenses. The surgery will cost $4,000.

So, the humane society is looking for contributions outside its normal circle of support. To contribute, call 843-6835. So far, $3,600 has been raised for Rosco’s surgery, which is set for Nov. 15.