"We’ve corrected some of the injuries and the cuts and scrapes that he’s had, he’s also eating and drinking for us now, and his attitude has improved a lot," Viera said. "So that gives us hope. I mean he’s feeling better, but as far as his back legs, he definitely does need his surgery."
Viera also said with the surgery, Mack is expected to make a full recovery, and can eventually be adopted.
"Oh he’s a sweetheart, he’s a very sweet boy, he lets us do whatever we need to do with him, even when he’s in pain and we know he is," Viera said.
The Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society has agreed to raise funds to help save Mack’s life.
They said the surgery was estimated at $5,000 but could increase with further treatments.
Jena McFall, Executive Director at APHS, said they’ve received about 25 percent of the money needed to fund Mack’s surgery.
"That will include the surgery, the transport, taking care of him while he’s in foster care after his rehabilitation, and then after all of that’s over he’ll be available for adoption.," McFall said.
She also adds tat donations are open until Monday before a decision on Mack’s surgery is made, however officials are confident.
"We will fund the surgery one way or another, we will," McFall said.