Roady, a 2-year-old Great Dane-mix, was attempting to survive on his own after a car hit him and took off. He limped around with a fractured hip for a week – before someone finally stopped to help him.
The injured dog was brought to Making Miracles Animal Rescue. It was obvious he was living on the streets for a while. He was thin, cold from the winter temperatures in Michigan, and terrified of people. He was covered in scrapes, bruises, and limped from a fractured hip.
After the hip surgery, Roady received hydrotherapy and a lot of love from the rescuers. Slowly, he started to recover. Through it all, he was unfailingly good-natured and affectionate with his handlers. He transformed into an easygoing sweetheart that got along with everyone he met.
It is National Feed A Rescue Pet Week. Last year we beat our goal of feeding 3 million rescue pets. This year our goal is to provide 5 million meals to rescue pets, but we need your help!
Thanks to money saved from donated food from GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank program, Making Miracles Animal Rescue can shift funds to provide medical care to injured and sick animals like Roady. “GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank has been a great help because they not only provide food for our animals, but that serves to free up funds for much needed medical care.”
Rescue Bank has donated over 275 million meals to animals in need. It is the world’s largest pet food distribution network. The goal is to donate pet food to shelters, rescues and sanctuaries to help feed the animals until they find forever homes. Pet food is the number one expense for rescues, usually taking their whole budget. This leaves little or nothing for vet care and treatment. Rescue Bank steps up to help by sending donated food to rescues in need. The money a rescue or shelter saves on buying food can then be used for vet care, vaccinations, adoptions and much more.
The gentle giant found his forever home with another rescue dog and a family that adores him. He is living the good life and has left all memory of the car accident behind.
Help feed animals in need by donating to Rescue Bank. Just $10 ships 400 meals – donate now! For every $1 donated, you save a rescue $17 to help an animal in need.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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