"Ducky" the St. Bernard looking for new home

KUSA - They call him "Ducky."

The two-year-old St. Bernard is looking for some loving parents.

In honor of Bernie, the St. Bernard mascot of the Colorado Avalanche, "Ducky" stopped by 9NEWS Saturday morning for some team spirit, but also to raise awareness for large-breed dogs in need of a home.

"Ducky" is one of many large-breed dogs available for adoption through the rescue and rehabilitation center, Big Dogs, Huge Paws.

Other dogs the organization focuses its efforts on include Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Wolfhounds, and Scottish Deerhounds.

Ducky is not only in need of a home, but also in need of some much-needed surgery to repair his legs.

Ducky suffers from a luxating patella, where the kneecaps are prone to dislocate or move out of place.

Ducky also has a torn ligaments in his knees, and his back legs sit at a 90-degree angle.

The surgery is expensive and will cost $10,000. Luckily, 70 percent of those funds have already been raised.

He was discovered as a stray.

If you are interested in meeting Ducky and donating to his surgery, or making donations to the organization in person, "Ducky" and other adoption dogs will be at the Human Bean Coffee Shop in North Fort Collins Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of other large dogs are in need of a home as well.

A listing of dogs available for adoption, as well as donations, can be made online here: http://bigdogshugepaws.com/


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