I just had a very nice visit with Trooper, and Marley
(& family). Trooper is the little dog who was hit by a car on June 2nd, and left in the road to die. Marley is the lady who stopped and saved his life. He has gone through a lot to include surgery, but he is doing absolutely GREAT. His tail wags so fast it is a blur. He is polite and well behaved and SO cute. He is trying to run and do everything, the vets say he should be careful another month or so, but he is making a fantastic recovery. We were able to raise all of the funding needed to get him through surgery and treatment.
Thank you again to everyone who shared his information or helped in some way. Church Of The Angels will be sending you a final note and update to donors.
I am adding a couple of new pictures, and folks can check back here for any updates, the link is good for about 6 months.
I am updating this page and since I am going to update the "front page", I will paste here what it said.
His posting information said "FOUND DOG: Terrier Mix on Patton near Toftoy. 15-20 lb, friendly, neutered, no collar, no microchip. Hit by a car this morning and taken to Animal Emergency Clinic. Please share. He has a chance if his owners can get down there." This is in Huntsville Alabama.
One lady stopped. She blocked traffic but some construction workers stopped to help, and she rescued a bloody, broken, hurting dog left to die in the road, taking him to get help. Someone had run over him and kept going. Amazing efforts to save him followed, from the vets, to people spreading the word, people donating to help, to construction workers who worked in rescue mode, and mostly to the one lady who stopped. And a life is being saved.
We are trying to raise funds so that he can continue to get the medical attention he needs.
He is NOT in need of foster care or adoption at this point, however he will still need help with funding. Thanks to many people stepping up to help, he was given the emergency medical treatment he needed. He has since moved from the ER clinic, to the animal hospital, to days in the hospital and nights at the home of the lady who found him and took him to get help, and now loves him. He is receiving excellent care. He has some broken bones to include a broken pelvis, which has required surgery. He is receiving pain medications and has been resting as best he can. The estimate for the surgery is approximately $1500, to include his normal aftercare if there are no problems. This is in addition to the nearly $2000 from his Emergency Animal Hospital care and his care and treatments at the Animal Hospital. Please consider a donation to help him.
Trooper continues to recuperate nicely. He is much more active, trying to do more, getting stronger. Everything is healing well, the next step for him is suture removal, planned for this weekend.
No new photos to post but I will share as I get them.
Update from Marley: "He is doing super good. He's been hanging out with Will today (: He goes in Saturday for suture removal. He's just doing really great!"
Thank you for caring about this little guy, and for continuing to care. He is special. His story sure brought a lot of people together. What a little Trooper.
Look at this lazy boy. He has taken a liking to Marley's husband who he's cuddling with in the photo just posted. You can see some road rash on his chin. He has raw spots and scabs all over his body where he got tumbled on the road. He is really making progress on his walking.
Hard to believe where we were just a week ago, isn't it?? He really IS such a trooper.
Thank you to everyone who has had a part in helping this dog. It matters.
Today he is progressing amazingly well. He used the bathroom outside last night for the first time this week. This morning he starts rehab at home and strengthening his movement by swimming in the bathtub. He's been (understandably) really tired and has been sleeping a lot. Trooper's next visit to the vet should be late next week to get his sutures removed.
Thank you for the continued interest and concern about little Trooper. His story has become inspirational, and he is mending and recuperating nicely.
To all of our donors, 100% of your donation is being transferred daily directly to the bills. Because your donation was made through Church Of The Angels, a registered 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, your donation is tax deductible. For donations under $50 a receipt is not required to claim the donation. Let us know if you would like a receipt other than the one you get from PayPal, and we can get that to you.
Here is a link to the Church Of The Angels facebook page, feel free to visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Church-of-the-Angels/184266613342
People referring to this page for the first time might notice the updates mentioning "Cillian" in the first days after he was hurt. I have no option to edit any update, so I left them there so others could see the progression of his story. That name didn't fit him, he responded to Trooper, it was a temporary name suggested by a fan of his, so Trooper he is. I apologize for any confusion. He is improving daily.
It is heartwarming to see people come together to help one small animal. When you believe in helping animals, you often witness the negative. This time, we made a difference in saving a life. Thank you to each one of you who has helped in any way, from prayers to sharing his information to donating.
Trooper (his permanent name) is doing remarkably better. He wants to stand and try to walk, and his tail is wagging. I just uploaded 3 new pictures, the cuteness just pours out of the photo. He is already loved by so many people, it is heartwarming. Marley, his guardian angel, has made him part of her family.
There is still a bit more money needed before his medical bills will be covered, but he is a little miracle! Thank you for helping save his life.
Trooper is doing really well! He got an excellent report from the vet. He's wanting to start getting on his feet already! He goes back for day care tomorrow then they think he'll be ok for just a follow up visits. It touched my heart when I was reviewing the receipts and charges, and saw a note on his records that said "today he stood, and he wagged his tail". He REALLY is a Trooper, and that is what everyone who loves him is now calling him because he responds to it.
I just uploaded 2 photos post surgery from today. Click on them. Look at his poor pitiful but grateful eyes. This poor broken baby has gone through so much, yet he wagged his tail today!
While Marley, his mother now, has gone above and beyond to do the right thing and make sure he is well taken care of, many many people have stepped up to help with the bills. I personally thank each and every one of you. There was a little girl who sent in her piggy bank money. Another little boy who is going to try a lemonade stand to raise money. Many people sent a donation in memory of or in honor of their own beloved pet(s). MANY people who cared. And helped.
We are grateful for every penny received, however there are more bills to cover, and we respectfully continue to ask for donations to help with those.