We got a pleading email from the Vance County Animal Control
Officers. Two horribly injured dogs with wonderful dispositions were in their facility. Could we rescue these dogs?
One, a female long haired German Shepherd about 18 months old, had somehow injured her right rear paw so badly that it
had rotted off. She was still trying to walk on her stump, which was infected and bleeding.
The other dog was a 2 year old Newfoundland/Golden mix, his right front leg was
very swollen, bleeding and he couldn't put any weight on it.
We cross-posted their plight on the internet.
A sponsor was found, we pulled the dogs and took them to Companion Animal Hospital
The wonderful staff and vets welcomed these two dogs on December 21st, a busy time
of year for them.
The dogs were immediately given pain medications, and their injuries assessed. The
female German Shepherd would need amputation. Dr. Metz wanted to get her stable as she was in pitiful shape, underweight
and full of infection. The Newfie/golden mix also needed to get his infection under control before his injury could be fully
diagnosed. The staff said neither of these dogs ever uttered a peep of protest while they cleaned and debrided, and bandaged
their wounds, They were perfect angels despite being in tremendous pain. Thus, they were named after angels, Gabrielle and
Peter. The staff love them.
Since veterinary care would be extensive, we put out a plea for donations to help
cover their mounting bill. We have received generous donations for which we are very very grateful. THANK YOU. There
is still a way to go to cover their costs, so please consider donating.
Gabrielle underwent amputation and is now doing fine, feeling so much better.
Peter's x-ray showed an incredible number of pellets, which had to be shot at close
range. He had surgery to remove two toes on his paw which were beyond saving, Most of the pellets are still in paw as it would
be more damaging to remove them. He too, is doing very well.
Both dogs have incredibly good temperments, and are happy, sweet, now healthy
Gabrielle and Peter have been through so much. They deserve the great fur-ever
is being adopted to a great home! Gabrielle is still looking for that perfect fur-ever home.