Veterinarian Deborah Kelloway's heart broke on Tuesday evening in Manchester, N.H. when she heard the news about the owner of a three-year-old Australian shepherd hit by a snowplow. The man's dog had suffered four broken legs, and sadly, the surgery would be very expensive reported whdh.com.
The owner had tears in his eyes as he walked out to his car with the veteran license plates, because he didn't have the money to pay for the surgery; in fact he didn't even know if he had the money to humanely euthanize his friendly dog named Molly.
But Dr. Kelloway's heart and compassion, however had another idea. She stated:
"All four legs technically are not working, but she’s in good spirits. Even when she came in she was wagging her tail so it’s worth a second chance.
I think if we can help him get man’s best friend. He served our country and as far as I know, unless he’s driving someone else’s car with veteran on the plate, he deserves something back."
On the All Better Pets Facebook page, Dr. Kelloway explained further:
"The doctor on duty discussed humane euthanasia. I was spending the night at AVC with my children as the storm meant that my husband would be plowing and clearing the walkways for the evening. When we returned from dinner, I met Molly, heard the story and saw the syringe of euthanasia laying on the counter beside her. “Is there another option for her” I asked myself."
And with that thought, Dr. Kelloway convinced the owner to surrender Molly to the clinic's nonprofit section where the clinic would pay more than $10,000 in surgical fees and would attempt to raise $4,000 for the surgeon to repair Molly's four broken legs.
All Better Pets is a 501(c) 3 organization that was created to help abandoned, injured, and homeless animals. More than 200 pets have been saved by the generosity of the program.
And so it shall be with the best intentions on Saturday as Molly is expected to receive her surgery. If all goes as planned, Molly will be reunited with her human companion by Christmas.
Get well soon Molly.
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