Lady Bug was a very pregnant German shepherd that was sent to a high kill gassing shelter in the south with a severely broken leg. Her leg had been broken for several weeks prior to arriving at the shelter.
Lady Bug was in severe pain, emaciated and very pregnant. She needed immediate rescue. Home At Last Dog Rescue,with the help of volunteers, was able to find emergency transport from South Carolina to Pennsylvania.
This poor baby got her first plane trip that day, as a small plane was able to fly her to a tiny airport in Harrisburg. A HAL volunteer picked up a very stressed and very pregnant Lady and drove her back to North Wales.
Lady was seen by an orthopedic surgeon and neonatologist the next day to determine if her unborn pups could withstand her going through emergency surgery. It was decided that it was best for her to get the surgery immediately as she was in a huge amount of pain.
Lady Bug had the surgery and was brought home. A few days later she went into labor. Unfortunately, Lady Bug ran into some serious complications, and was rushed to an emergency vet for an emergency C-Section.
Now the proud mama dog has five little girls and three little boys, all healthy. Lady Bug's medical expenses are through the roof. Her bill has exceeded the cost of what Home At Last Dog Rescue can afford.
They need funds to cover her orthopedic surgery, C-section, rehab, follow-up visits and vetting for the puppies.
To be able to help support the next dog in need of care, HAL is turning to the community for help. You can donate toward Ladybugs care by clicking here, where a YouCaring webpage has been set up in her name.
Thanks to Home At Last, Ladybug remains friendly and perseveres through each hurdle on her way to her new life as a family dog. First, she needs her medical needs met, after which a loving home will be found for this deserving girl.
Please share her story with those who love dogs, and give a few dollars if you can. Being a 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible.