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Mother Dog Shot After Giving Birth Helped by Hero’s Hands

Mother Dog Shot After Giving Birth Helped by Hero’s Hands

 

Written by Joal Derse-Dauer of Wisconsin (and her sister Marnette Bowen)

In a moment that embodies the very worst that man can do, a nursing mother dog was shot once in the head and again in a hind leg shortly after giving birth to puppies. The full story is not clear, but what we do know is that she went through horrifying acts of cruelty in rural Kentucky before being found in a mountainous region by animal control personnel.  It is presumed that she was taken out to the mountains, shot and then left for dead.  We will never know what became of her puppies.

This pathetic dog, now named Sadie, somehow made her way to a no-kill shelter in Wisconsin as part of a rescue program.  I had gone over to the shelter to drop off some blankets when I came upon Sadie lying there unable to get up. Sadie tried desperately to get up but her hind quarters could not move. She would not take her eyes off of me, knowing this could be her last chance to be saved.

I Would Take Her Home With Me

I lost my heart to that poor little girl. I adopted her immediately, carried her home and quickly got her to a clinic. The veterinarians found a bullet still in her forehead and shrapnel in the muscles of her back . She could not get up and was incontinent, malnourished and underweight.

Immediately Sadie went on a program to nourish her and build her up. She got supplements, special nourishing food and 3-5 hours of various therapies each day. At the end of only one week, Sadie was standing on her three good legs. One rear leg hung loose and dangled beside the good one.  At the end of May, after one month of intensive therapies, Sadie was standing and urinating on her own! Sadie was responding to all the love and prayers everyone was sending her. Sadie is such a joy. I love her.

A Long Road to Physical Recovery

Earlier this month Sadie had surgery to remove the bullet in her forehead and a very large cyst was removed from her tail. Two weeks after the surgery, Sadie still cannot stand. She goes to the bathroom where she lies, and must be cleaned up multiple times a day.

She has now been taken to TOPS Animal Rehabilitation for evaluation and thankfully, they have agreed to work with Sadie and see if we can get her mobile again. This means Sadie still has a chance at life.

Sadie will be starting rehabilitation with boarding in July. This is the best care she can get. I am totally committed to her and working double shifts to pay for the thousands of dollars her recovery is costing and inviting anyone who is touched by her story to make a donation for her care.

For all of you who are inclined to do so, please pray for Sadie. Let’s hope that our collective support will restore the health of this sweet creature. Her body was nearly destroyed by darkness and now she will be rebuilt with love. See Heartwarming Photos of Sadie’s therapy here.

 

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8:42PM PDT on Jul 24, 2015

The links to the donate site & pictures of her therapy are not working!
Is Sadie OK? Please Update!
There are not enough people like you dedicated gals around to help so many helpless, tortured animals, who suffer horribly at the hands of too many humans.
I've done private rescue for years & it will easily run into thousands very quickly. Very hard to find Vets to work 'well' w/you. Why is that?! I could/would help more, but need to keep the house!
We need laws changed to make heinous crimes against animals to be FELONIES! And give rewards to find them, so people will turn them in for the $. Someone knew about that beauty having pups & then all of a sudden, she's gone... ?
Prayers & thank yous to everyone involved.

8:40PM PDT on Jul 24, 2015

The links to the donate site & pictures of her therapy are not working!
Is Sadie OK? Please Update!
There are not enough people like you dedicated gals around to help so many helpless, tortured animals, who suffer horribly at the hands of too many humans.
I've done private rescue for years & it will easily run into thousands very quickly. Very hard to find Vets to work 'well' w/you. Why is that?! I could/would help more, but need to keep the house!
We need laws changed to make heinous crimes against animals to be FELONIES! And give rewards to find them, so people will turn them in for the $. Someone knew about that beauty having pups & then all of a sudden, she's gone... ?
Prayers & thank yous to everyone involved.

9:48PM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Blessings & prayers to Joal and Marnette as well.

9:44PM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Love & prayers to Sadie & Laura. An update would be cool.

5:03AM PDT on May 24, 2015

Love our mum

11:54AM PDT on May 22, 2015

Positive thoughts for Sadie and all humans committed to helping her and the multitude of other abused animals worldwide

10:21AM PDT on May 20, 2015

Thank you for taking care of her!

6:36AM PDT on May 20, 2015

Sadie's story made my heart bleed for her. How can anybody be so cruel and deprived to take it out on an innocent animal ? May Sadie recover completely and thank you for rescuing her. May you be blessed and may karma come sooner rather than later for the delinquent that damaged Sadie.

2:44AM PDT on May 19, 2015

Sadie is beautiful! God Bless you Joal, for all you have done for Sadie! I would really love to see an update on how she is doing!

10:06AM PDT on May 17, 2015

And what happened to that sick cruel many who shot HERE and HERE puppies? Dis hé go to jail?

Please, dear Laura, vive us updates news about the heartbreaking'story of Sweet Lovely SADIE .
Thank you for caring.

Be blessed.

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