This sweet little 12 week old puppy was discovered slowly wobbling on the side of the road, limping from side to side, and in pain. She was filthy, terrified, with multiple nicks and cuts. How did she end up there, without the care of her mother or her owners? A passerby noticed her sad plight, scooped her tiny, broken body up – and took her to a local shelter. The shelter immediately put out an urgent call: small puppy needs immediate rescue, injured and requires medical attention. We, as always, cannot turn our back on any dog needing care, especially that of such an innocent young life. We said yes and rushed her to our veterinarian.
As our volunteer picked her up, this little girl looked up at her – and bravely allowed herself to be held, trusting that she was now safe. Although terrified she slowly relaxed and let our team handle her, safely settling her into a blanketed crate for transport to our veterinarian.
During transport they noticed she could only drag her back legs, and that bones seemed to be sticking out from her back hips, making her legs splay outward as she tried to walk. It broke our hearts to see her try so hard to move around the crate but always collapse in fatigue, unable to move herself in the way she wanted to.
This little puppy was just a sweetie to hold and her tiny brown and black markings and trusting disposition instantly warmed our hearts. Through no fault of her own she was found in a bleak situation, and within just hours of the help from total strangers she found herself in a new world full of hope. We named this tiny girl – our 10,000th rescue dog – Hope. It was only appropriate, as she signifies all that we do as a dog rescue group, by saving those discarded lives that need just a sliver of hope, providing them the care & medical attention they need – then giving them a chance at finding a loving forever home of their own.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Examined by our vets it was determined that the multiple bone fragments protruding from her rear legs were probably the result of injuries after being hit by a car. This made her unable to properly stand or walk, and were slowly healing incorrectly which would cause further irreparable damage. Our veterinarians advised that she would require extensive and multiple surgeries to correct the injuries. They were optimistic that with careful crate rest and care, sweet Hope would make a full recovery and would most likely go on to play again just like all little puppies should.
As always we rescue these broken lives first and figure out how to pay for their care after. We can only do that with the support of fellow dog lovers like you. Her surgeries & recovery care will be expensive, but we believe this little girl should have the chance to lead as normal and happy of a life as possible. Certainly we, as a community, can give this young puppy that. Please contribute to her treatment and recovery. Help us give Hope the future she deserves.
Thank you for your support! We are impressed and forever indebted to our generous supporters! We have reached our goal to cover Hope's medical care and will continue to accept donations towards our next medical case rescue. We are truly thankful this Thanksgiving season for all the love our community shows those less fortunate than themselves. Thank you.
We need your help!
Labs & More is able to take in medical needs dogs like Hope because of the generosity of our supporters who donate to help us offset these astronomical medical bills. We have kind and loving foster families who volunteer to take in these wounded souls, but what we don’t have are the consistently needed funds to cover these very expensive procedures and all the necessary aftercare. If you agree with providing compassionate options and care for those who cannot do for themselves, please donate as you are able. Any donations received above and beyond the cost of her initial leg surgery will be used to help cover the cost of her other medical care. Each donation helps make a difference, and as a 501(c)3 your donations can be considered tax deductible. Thank you for donating and for sharing Hope's story so that others may do the same. From all of us here at Labs & More Rescue, we thank you.