I can only conclude this tiny 2-week-old Chihuahua puppy weighing just 1.5 pounds survived being thrown from a moving car on the wings of an angel.
A woman driving behind that car witnessed the horrific scene. She could see it was a very small animal. She pulled over and picked up a tiny puppy. Realizing the puppy was extremely injured with an eye bulging out of the socket, a broken jaw and a broken tail, she drove the puppy to a nearby animal shelter. The shelter contacted a dog rescue group to see if they would assist with emergency medical aid. Otherwise, the puppy would have to be euthanized. The rescue accepted without hesitation.
Rescuers quickly rushed the puppy to an emergency animal hospital, where it determined she had a severe eye injury and the eye would need to be removed. Test were taken and care given to assure the puppy could survive the procedure. Three days later, the eye was removed and the surgery successful. The vet believes the injuries were sustained prior to being thrown from the car.
For three weeks after the surgery, the puppy remained under the 24-hour care of rescue volunteers, who hand fed the patient because of her age and broken jaw. She was given the name of Iris, due to her eye. We were introduced to Iris upon visiting one of the rescue group officers, who was also a very close friend. We offered to foster Iris and they accepted.
We had previously adopted a rescued female Bichon named Chloe from the same rescue group. Chloe became Iris’s gentle mentor and playmate. There was no way we were letting this intelligent and lovable little girl leave our home, so we adopted her. She is now six pounds and almost two years old. Iris and Chloe are truly a gift from heaven.
Story submitted by Julie Ortiz, from Discovery Bay, CA.
Iris’s story was originally shared on The Animal Rescue Site. Share your very own rescue story here!”
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