This morning a dog, now named Tobias, was picked up within the golden hour of being discovered through the magic of the facebook rescue community. A cry for help came in the form of a phone call to Melissa McMillan from a concerned lady who found a dog with a severely mangled leg. Melissa posted a cry for help on facebook along with a graphic picture of the dog’s injuries. The dog looked so pitiful lying on a towel on the ground waiting for someone to help him.
Several outstanding rescue people on facebook shared the information far and wide for emergency transport. Anne Graber of St. Francis’ Angels volunteered to medically foster and Red Collar Rescue offered to take him into their group. Within one hour a volunteer was on the way to bring the dog to Foster Creek Veterinary Hospital for immediate treatment.
He is scheduled for a full amputation this afternoon after being stabilized. In addition to the mangled leg, he has dog bites so the cause of his injuries is unknown. The wounds have already started to necrose so it is believed that the leg injury is more than twenty-four hours old. Poor Tobias must have suffered greatly during that time. He is in good hands now and his future looks bright. He is a friendly young adult weighing less than twenty-five pounds and should make a great family pet when he is healed. Check for updates about Tobias at St. Francis’ Angels facebook page.
Donations to help with his medical care can be called in to Foster Creek Veterinary Hospital at (832) 363-1227.
This phenomenon happens daily and is incredible to watch unfold live before one’s eyes. The things accomplished and the animals saved in this way are countless. Also countless are the people who contribute in so many ways by sharing posts to spread the word, volunteering their time to transport, foster, sponsor, feed, adopt, donating for medical care, and offering well wishes and prayers for the animals. All of these things contribute to making the system work and magic happen for the animals.
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