Help Save Ginger

For: Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society - Ginger
Chaska, MN
Organizer: Marci Stevenson
Help Save Ginger (Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society - Ginger)
$1,350
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 38 donors
54% Complete

The Story

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. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 2, 2017

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Posted on October 2, 2017

Update from Ginger's foster mom:

Ginger starts physical therapy on Wednesday.  Her stitches come out Friday.  She's doing great, but has slowed down a little this weekend.  She's off her pain medication and seems to be more stiff moving. She chewed off one of her stitches today, so I'll bring her to the vet tomorrow.
Now for the good news:  she's a total love bug.  She's super happy cuddling, snuggling in a chair with a blanket or playing with toys or other dogs.  She is doing well on the stairs and is getting more coordinated with her leg.  Her favorite toy is a tennis ball.  She stops on our walks to watch the neighbor kids playing catch.  She's happy when I come home and gives me a mini kiss for a greeting on the cheek.  Ginger is the sweetest girl, she will make someone really happy.  Here is a picture with her and the resident doggie. 

Posted on September 25, 2017

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Posted on September 25, 2017

Ginger is relaxing on the couch. She is doing well. Ginger will be starting physical therapy soon. Thank you all so much for your support - keep sharing so we can continue to help this girl. Our rescue is committed to helping her but we do need financial support to continue to pay the vet bills. Ginger feels your love!!!

Posted on September 23, 2017

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Posted on September 23, 2017

A huge thank you to Prairie Village pet Hospital for not only taking such good care of Ginger but for also providing the rescue with a discount!!!!

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