Started with a call.
So often the case.
From the vet.
It’s night. 9:30 p.m.
Woman drops off dog that was hit by a car.
Leaves it in their office.
She did what she could.
Not her dog. She leaves.
Office will not commit to finding out exactly what is wrong with ‘no-ones dog’ that has no i.d. tags, no microchip. Nothing.
Without financial backing – they will not.
Instead they can take the dog – that has tire marks over its leg – to the shelter, or they can euthanize.
They called us first.
They offered very little in the way of detail, outside of saying “She’s sweet.” The tech could not verify age but offered: “Maybe a Shep mix.”
We Scouts spoke quickly.
We could not get down there, but knew that we could go out to the community to get help for whatever surgery this dog needed.
No way in hell the dog was going to the shelter with a broken limb, nor be euthanized for the same.
We committed – Sight unseen.
Saved by a phone Call.
Get X-Rays. Get Answers. Get Pain Meds. Get Started.
We have been searching daily for any notification of anybody looking for this kid. Nothing.
This is an area where dogs are running loose – daily – and attitudes about animal safety can run from Casual to Infuriating.
Transverse Tibial Fracture.
We got a quote from one of our favorite surgeons of just under one thousand dollars for the pin/plate/repair this kids leg.
She will also be spayed, get vaccines, add a microchip, and get her on the road to wellness.
Luckily Dr. C will give us a couple days to raise the money, as he will take over her care, today, Monday.
Any help to her medical will be huge – Acknowledged & Appreciated.
As always – as we are a non-profit – donation to her care is a tax write-off.
The is a donation tab on the blog, or you can write us for additional details @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you would prefer donating directly to her surgeon, we can provide you with that information.
Post surgery, she will need time to recuperate with a Foster. Then she will be looking for an Adopter.
A person or family that will monitor her every move – with proud pleasure.
But first – and as a Scout – she will need a Name…