You know that you have picked a good dog when the 20+ transporters driving your foster dog from Alabama have all let you know how sweet your dog is, despite sitting in 16 different cars for two days. Can you imagine how you would feel meeting all these new people, trusting all of these people, not knowing where you are going? Sweet Ginger arrived on Sunday into our animal rescue and fit right in to her foster home.
However, her foster knew something was off. She sat funny and her legs weren’t symmetrical. She took her in to the specialist right away. The vet was shocked. Her femur was broken in a way that was absolutely appalling. The vet has indicated that she was hit with such a blunt force that a crowbar to her hind legs was the likely culprit. You can see by the xrays that it completely tore the most powerful bone in her body directly in half.
The vet was in disbelief that despite the pain that she MUST be in, that she has the most amazing temperament.
Based on her disposition, the break itself and her age, Southwest Metro Animal Rescue has chosen to repair the leg. The prognosis is excellent, but it will be an expensive procedure. As the joint wasn’t damaged, we do not want to amputate, nor do we want to let it continue to heal, although that is an option that we were given. That is what many rescues would do.
We feel that Ginger deserves a life, a long life. One that she doesn’t need to worry about beatings that could kill her or maim her. She deserves to be love as she will love. She trusts us and we have committed to help her. As a 501C3 registered rescue, we are happy to provide a tax donation receipt should you leave your address. You may also contact us via our website, www.swmetroanimalrescue.org to donate in that manner. Please put “Ginger” in your comments so we know what your donation is for. Any amount is appreciated! The surgery will cost about $3000 and I know we can raise that amount - we have to - she is too sweet not to.