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Dog attacked by alligator in Lake Worth Beach survives after leg amputation

Brady recovering after emergency surgery
Brady, dog whose leg amputated after alligator attack
Posted at 11:54 PM, May 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-15 09:16:11-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A dog named Brady who was believed to have been the victim of an alligator attack is now recovering.

Officials with the Brady Hunter Foundation said a good Samaritan found Brady near a canal along with what they said was catastrophic damage to his front legs, indicating an alligator attack.

"We are deeply saddened by Brady's ordeal and knew we had to take action to help him," said Josh Fox, founder of the Brady Hunter Foundation. "As an organization committed to animal welfare, we could not stand idly by while Brady suffered. Our hearts go out to him, and we are honored to play a role in his recovery."

The canal was along Lake Worth Road and Congress Avenue in Lake Worth Beach.

The person who found Brady brought him to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

With the help of the Furry Friends organization, Brady was taken to one of their shelters, where he underwent surgery to amputate his leg.

Brady with leg amputated on hospital bed after alligator attack
Brady rests on a hospital bed with an amputated leg after an alligator attack in Lake Worth Beach.

The Furry Friends team led by Dr. Victoria Koehler worked to stabilize Brady and give him the urgent medical attention he needed.

"While alligator encounters are thankfully rare, dogs left to fend for themselves face many risks," said Jason Gluck, chief lifesaving officer at Furry Friends. "The collaboration between Furry Friends, Rescue Life, Palm Beach (County) Animal Care and Control and the Brady Hunter Foundation will give Brady his best opportunity for a new life, one where he receives the love, care and kindness every pet deserves."

The Brady Hunter Foundation has pledged $5,000 to cover a portion of the surgical costs.