Courtney Pierce is Surfer's hero after he was hit by a car in Nicaragua.
Courtney Pierce rescued a dog named Surfer from Nicaragua.
Winston-Salem -- Courtney Pierce has always loved animals. That's why she became a vet in the first place. But she wants to help all animals- even the ones who don't have owners to take them to the vet.
Pierce has tried to volunteer her veterinary services for many years- both in the Triad and outside of the country. Last November, she and her Veterinary Technician, Andrea Flynn, went to Nicaragua with WorldVets to help with spay and neuter clinics. While they were there, they met many dogs... but one stood out from the rest. His name was Surfer. He had been hit by a car. Since there was no vet, he had gone without treatment for several months.
After they got back to the Triad, Pierce couldn't get Surfer out of her mind. She made arrangements to have him brought back here so she could give him the treatments he needed.
He's been back about a month and has adjusted well- even to the climate. He has enjoyed our recent snows- which he didn't see in Nicaragua!
Surfer now hops around the yard and enjoys the company of everyone he meets, thanks to his hero- Courtney Pierce.
He still has a long way to go and needs more surgery. If you would like to help him out- or even adopt him after his recovery, here's a website to check out.