Roughly 10,000 dogs are involved in car accidents each year, resulting in death or severe injuries. A six-month-old Labrador retriever was hit by a car near Oceanside, California, and needed immediate medical care.
Instead of being rushed to an emergency animal clinic, she was brought to the local shelter’s night drop off box and left in extreme pain with a note telling staff that she was hit by a car, and they were unable to care for her.
California Labradors Retrievers and More Rescue took her in and discovered she has a severely broken hind leg. She was named Alley and showered with love and affection. She will need surgery and months of rehabilitation to walk again.
She remains a sweet girl and just wants to cuddle up to her caretakers. The shelter reached out to Greater Good Charities’ Emergency Animal Medical fund for help with her medical bills.
They told us, “Alley is the strongest, sweetest dog you could meet. Even in extreme pain this young pup was as sweet as could be. While in pain she would gently lay her head in her caretaker’s arms allowing her to sit as close as possible. Alley is only months old but is an old soul, and you can see that she yearns to run again.”
Dogs and cats in need of immediate medical care arrive daily at animal shelters across the country. Shelters are overcrowded with homeless pets and feeding them takes most if not all of their minimal budgets.
The injured and sick animals deserve a second chance and that is where the Emergency Animal Medical fund lends a helping hand. With your continued support, grants are provided to animal rescues and shelters to cover medical expenses and ongoing care.
Alley longs for the day when she can run and play again, as puppies should. She desperately needs an operation to fuse and repair the broken bone in her leg. After surgery, doctors estimate she’ll need three to four months of rest and rehab before she can be adopted. This sweet pup should quickly adapt after she’s finished with treatment, but she needs YOU in order to heal.
Pets receiving critical care facilitated by an Emergency Animal Medical grant may not be eligible for adoption until they have completed their course of treatment. If you would like to inquire about adoption of a specific animal, we strongly encourage you to visit the shelter’s specific website first as that is often the most up to date place to learn about available pets and review the adoption policies and process. Check out the shelter’s website to see all adoptable pets.
Help us meet our goal of $6,000 for Alley. Your gift will not only give her the hope to keep fighting, but your donations will help cover her ongoing care.
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