This Tuesday’s Tails, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog thanks Heather T. for sharing little Gracie’s story. It’s always hard to hear about a dog being abused, but this adorable two month-old suffered two broken hind legs after being hit by a car and allowed to lie on the side of a freeway for three days. She was rescued by Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) from a municipal shelter that had no choice but to euthanize her if the group hadn’t come forward.
Heather, who is a volunteer with MARS explained that Gracie was handed over to the city animal shelter this weekend, by a woman who brought in her for help. The veterinarian at the shelter suspected the little Border collie mix had been thrown from a car and then hit by another vehicle. Her injuries were severe enough that the vet wanted to euthanize the puppy, until the shelter manager reached out to the volunteers at MARS.
The group transported Gracie to an emergency veterinarian where X-rays and other diagnostic tests were performed. For now the vet has decided to postpone any immediate surgery because Gracie’s broken legs were already starting to heal. He plans to re-evaluate her injuries in 30 days and make a decision about one of the broken bones that is located at a growth plate. So Gracie may still face a major surgery.
Gracie is currently staying with a wonderful foster family who can take care of her until she is adopted. She is also being treated for manage.
While the rescue group realizes the puppy has a “long road ahead,” they would love to talk to anyone interested in adopting Gracie so they can coordinate her recovery.
If you would like more information, please contact MARS at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The organization is located in Minneapolis, MN. And if you can’t adopt at this time, please share Gracie’s story with other pet lovers so she can get into a new home soon.
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