Road to recovery

Everest has to be rehabilitated psychologically and physically.

Everest has to be rehabilitated psychologically and physically. Submitted Photo

— “We’re not sure how long that’s going to take at this point. He’s getting checked regularly by a vet,” said Shear. “Different animals recover at different paces. … He definitely needs some rehabilitation physically and behaviorally.”

Shear estimates it will be several weeks until Everest is medically cleared to move from the humane society to a foster home. A family has already been chosen to care for Everest.

Everest’s case seems tragic, but Shear said it’s not out of the ordinary.

“Unfortunately, we get things like this with some regularly. Every couple weeks we see something pretty serious,” said Shear. “It’s pretty common for us to see animals that are injured or sick when they come in.”

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, founded in 1887, is the Capital District’s largest animal protection agency and is located at 3 Oakland Ave. in Menands. The society is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the society or for adoption information, visit www.mohawkhumane.org or call 434-8128.

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