weekday evening a Corgi-mix crossed a street in rush hour
traffic. The inevitable happened. According to an
eyewitness, the car that hit the dog did not stop, nor did it slow
down. The dog was lying in the street safeguarded by some
bystanders. She was alert, but unable to get up or move.
She was shivering, most probably due to shock. While
waiting on Animal Control and the police, one of the spectators,
heartbroken by the dog’s condition and situation, volunteered to take
her to the nearest animal hospital.
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At the clinic, Sweetie was given a thorough examination. She was
suffering from several abrasions and one of her injuries was damage to
her right femur. The Xrays revealed a bone broken in three
different places. The dog was stabilized, given an IV and made
comfortable for the night with pain-relieving medication. She had
a blood panel done and was started on antibiotics. She had no
identification tags nor was she microchipped, so there was no hope of
reuniting her with her owner.
dog was moved to another facility a couple of days later. The
vet there discovered Sweetie had a left inguinal hernia which had not
revealed itself while she was at the previous hospital. From the
Xrays, he strongly believed her right femur could be saved. Her
bone would have to be plated and pinned. While waiting for the
special order, bone plate and pins to arrive, Sweetie had her hernia
repaired and was also spayed. The veterinarian surmised that her
hernia may have been more painful than her broken leg because her
uterus was bulging through the muscles of her groin. How did this
small dog endure all this pain for several days? Two days
after her first surgery, Sweetie went back into the operating suite to
have her leg plated and pinned.
the meantime, arrangements were made with a local rescue group to
place Sweetie with a foster family, while tending to her
recovery. Once totally healed, she will be placed for
adoption. Animals Abused & Abandoned helped with the
expenses for Sweetie’s medical care. We were told that Sweetie
was a real trooper throughout this whole ordeal. She was loved by
everyone who came in contact with her. Just the sweetest
dog! Had it not been for several caring individuals,
Sweetie would not have survived her injuries.
--- this is the period of the year when we reflect on how
fortunate we are, how abundantly rich our lives are. Tonight,
when you give your pet a scratch behind the ear, please remember the
less fortunate animals that are mistreated, starving, in pain and help
them by clicking on the donation tab and giving generously to Sweetie’s
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