Guardian Angels Couldn’t Resist Embracing Little Spanky

Since first reporting of Spanky’s injuries from an automobile accident, he has become nothing shy of a local celebrity on the Eastern Shore! From the Good Samaritan who rescued him on the side of the road, to the outpouring of support from the general public, to the skillful hands of Dr. Michael Forney (of Chestertown Animal Hospital), Spanky’s guardian angels have been ensuring this little lovebug gets the new lease on life that he deserves.

Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) is proud to report that Spanky’s surgery took place on March 24th and that he is recovering quite well. In another three weeks he will return to Dr. Forney for a second surgery to have his temporary surgical pins removed. As for the fractures he sustained to his pelvis, they are expected to heal on their own, with conservative management. ARF expects Spanky’s long-term prognosis to be a big “thumb’s up.”

Spanky’s story has really struck a chord in the community. To date, ARF was able to raise $2,700 for the surgery to correct his broken femur (thigh) bone. As Dr. Forney’s fees were so reasonable, the donations actually surpassed the funds needed for the surgery. All excess funds will remain in “Spanky’s Fund,” which will be earmarked as a medical fund for emergency surgeries in cases such as Spanky’s. ARF is grateful for continued contributions, as they provide for the future care of animals needing help. Because ARF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your contribution is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

As every good story deserves a happy ending, ARF is proud to report that Spanky was successfully placed in a foster home with none other than the Good Samaritan who rescued him! Pending his recovery, Spanky will be available for adoption. ARF thanks you for your generosity in giving this little guy four good legs to help support him on his new journey to finding his “furever” home.

For more information please contact ARF at (410) 643-8700 or email them at