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Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Musing - Dog Rescue

So everyone who knows me knows how much I love all of God's creatures (okay, I'm working on spiders and snakes) and this past week an email came to me that was both disturbing and heartwarming.

On Thanksgiving Day, someone found a three-month-old puppy, a Border Collie/Collie mix, nearly frozen in the road. This kind person took the puppy to a local veterinarian, where they discovered both back legs were broken, as well as the right tibia and the left femur. The injuries were consistent with someone having thrown the dog out of a moving car.

She was named Angel and was brought to the Robeson County Humane Society in Lumberton, North Carolina. They paid for surgery and while she does have a pin in her leg, she has recovered very nicely. A foster couple currently has her in their home, and they have potty-trained and crate-trained her. They tell me that despite the cruelty and the pain she endured, she is very, very sweet and loving.

To read more about her, follow this link.

The story was disturbing to me because I do not understand the cruelty of some people. I don't know of any other creature that treats others with such hatred and disregard for their health and safety. Just thinking of that poor puppy lying in the roadway freezing to death with broken legs brings me to tears.

The story was also heartwarming, because a chain of people stepped in to save this dear puppy's life and nurse her back to health... From the person who found her in the roadway, to the veterarians who worked to save her life and her legs, to the Robeson County Humane Society whose volunteers footed the veterinary bills, to the foster couple who lovingly care for her...

Angel will soon be ready to find her Forever Home, and I hope that all of the loving and giving people that have come into her life have completely erased the memories of the cruel and inhumane treatment she endured.


onespoiledcat said...

When you told me this story I was so horrified....but I just love happy endings and Angel is well on her way to getting hers. What on earth goes on in people's minds that they could toss a dog out a's mind boggling. Bless everyone involved in rescuing little Angel and God-speed to her in having a long life of love - not all humans are cruel and at least now she knows that.


p.m.terrell said...

Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment, Pam. Yes, it horrified me, also. God bless all the people who stepped in to rescue Angel and nurse her back to health. If I didn't have three dogs already, I'd be in line to adopt her.

Kathryn Treat said...

This news just breaks my heart that people can be so cruel. But it also affirms that there are wonderful people out there that will take the time to care for such an Angel.

p.m.terrell said...

I agree with you, Kathryn. The foster "parents" for Angel just dropped by and I'll be uploading some videos of her today. She is absolutely adorable, and doesn't seem to remember the cruelty she endured. Thank God she is so resilient. I don't understand, either, how people can be so horribly cruel... The foster parents told me that when the lady saw her in the road, she stopped her car and went to see if she was still alive - and she was frozen to the road. I can't even imagine! Thank God for that Good Samaritan and for all the people who stepped in to help her.