Injured dog thanks Canton students for their generosity
CANTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- It was a warm reception for a well-cared-for pooch. Children at Hansen School in Canton met Hachie, a dog they helped heal through their generous efforts.
"When I told them yesterday that Hachie was coming, there were tears in their eyes," said fourth grade teacher, Lauren Mahan.
Last month, Hachie was trampled by a horse and broke his leg. The medical costs were too much for Hachie's owners so he was put up for adoption. PAWS New England and the Randolph Animal Hospital teamed up to fix him.
"They brought him to me on Monday and we evaluated his injuries and then a week ago Wednesday we took him to surgery and repaired his fracture. And he's doing great," said Dr. Susan Harrington from Randolph Animal Hospital.
And the kids here at Hansen raised money for his surgery.
"They made posters, they really put it out there. They talked to classes and let them know what's happening with the dog, why we need the money, what it's going for," said Mahan.
They built a donation box and collected more than $400!
"So proud of the kids. They're so great. It's just so wonderful to see the enthusiasm that they get to help somebody out," said Mahan.
"It really makes me feel good about the future of our culture when I know kids this young are reaching out to join forces about something they care about," said Harrington.
As a thank you gift, a PAWS New England dog is about to give birth-- and the students will name each of her puppies.