Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Oh Susie Q, Baby I love you!

We fostered Susi for a couple of weeks while she was waiting on transport to her rescue. She is a sweet gentle girl who is also afraid of people. Her person decided that rather than teach her not to jump on his car, he would just kill her instead. Thankfully a neighbor stepped in & got her to STAR. Shortly after she arrived, I was giving her a rub down & found a lump, but what I feared might be a cancerous tumor. It was discolored & dark. I had also noticed that she had a large scar on her back foot & it appeared to be swollen. I pushed all around on her "lump" and her foot & she did not show any discomfort. Any who skip forward to Susi being at the vet.......the "lump" was a bullet & her foot had injuries consistent with being broken in a trap & being left to heal without treatment! No wonder the poor girl is afraid. The bullet was removed & sadly there is nothing that can be done for her foot. She will have symptoms comparable to arthritis in it for the rest of her life. STAR has set up a fundraising page to cover the costs of the xrays that were needed in order to ensure that Susi did not have any other bullets in her. Any donations are greatly appreciated! Susi is now safe in a home that specializes in rehabbing shy/scared/abused dogs. Thank you to STAR & Happy Dog Rescue for making sure that Susi never has to be afraid of being hurt again!!








8 comments:

Bren Lee said...

Awww bless her heart. That's so sad but I'm glad she is ok other than her foot. I'll pass this along in hopes of helping. She's really cute!

Bren Lee said...

Awww bless her heart. That's so sad but I'm glad she is ok other than her foot. I'll pass this along in hopes of helping. She's really cute!

What Remains Now said...

So happy that Susie Q was rescued! I don't know what to say about her previous owner. I'm glad I can't understand how someone could treat another living thing in this way. I love the picture of Susie Q with The Boy. I hope she gets a boy of her own. She looks like she would like that.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Such a beautiful pup and I can't believe she had a bullet inside of her! It's good to see she is getting a chance for a better life.

English Rider said...

...and they call themselves Humans..?
She's a beauty. Thank you for all you did for her. I know it wasn't easy.

Roberta Beach said...

I will never understand abuse of any form to any being. What a lovely girl. So glad she is in a home where she will learn to trust again.

Sam said...

It breaks my heart what people do to animals, but at the same time, it fills my heart with love that so many people will step up to help an animal. Thank you so much.

Sam's Mom, Christine

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Good God, poor little baby! I am so happy to know that she is being cared for and loved after what she went through. Thank you so much for showing her maybe some of the first love she ever experienced.