I have another sad story, but this one is a bit more serious. Tonight, my sister and I found a dog who was a victim of a hit and run. She was running along a fairly busy two-lane local road limping badly with blood coming out of her mouth. Her front right leg was bent so badly she looked bow-legged. Two kind men stopped and tried to corral her into a safer area. Long story short, we slowly were able to get close enough to pick her up and take her to the emergency animal hospital.
The doctor said her leg is fractured in multiple places, but there's isn't much they can do without taking an x-ray. Hopefully there are no bruised organs and no internal bleeding, but it’s a possibility. Honestly, I'm a little scared because the skin surrounding her ribs feels like it's filled with fluid and I felt some crackling around her ribcage.
We opted not to sign over responsibility to the hospital, where they would have kept her comfortable until working with animal control to find a shelter. Knowing how many animals are euthanized each week because they weren’t able to find homes in time, she wouldn’t have had much of a chance there. We are instead trying to find a no-kill shelter who will take her and treat her. She definitely will need immediate medical attention because her knuckles to forearm pretty much look and move like a noodle.
We have about a week’s worth of pain medication and some antibiotics to hold her over, but would like to do a fundraiser to raise as much of her medical expenses as possible to make it as easy as possible for a no-kill shelter to take her in. To give you an idea, it would cost $2[phone redacted] for x-rays, tests, and hospitalization just to find out what’s exactly wrong. Then another $3[phone redacted] for surgery. (For the sake of transparency, we paid $290 for today's hospital visit and are going to make another $600-700 donation to this fund.) I'm hoping to send her over with about $4000, enough to cover the surgery.
Anything, even $1.00 is appreciated. I don't know what else to say but THANK YOU. I'll update often.
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