A lovely mix of beagles and hounds has arrived at a remote construction site. According to the caller, it is not uncommon for dogs to be abandoned here, and this particular dog has been seen for several days. But when he saw her today, she couldn’t take it. Her hind legs were injured, swollen and bent. Her forefoot on the same side was also bent and swollen. She called Stray Rescue because she needed treatment.
We got there as soon as possible. In the meantime, the caller got pillows, jackets and blankets to make her as comfortable as possible. It soon became apparent that she had a broken leg, and the caller said she hadn’t hit anything but a train around her. We wrapped her in a blanket and lifted it into a jeep. She didn’t squeak, she just shook her tail, knowing it was safe.
We hurried to the trauma center on the Stray Rescue grounds and the Veterinary Clinic went to work immediately. At just one year old, this poor little soul is very suffering. After reviewing her x-rays, the veterinarian found multiple fractures in both her left front and left hind legs. Both legs are splints, but special surgery is required to repair the humerus and tibia. We named her Polar Express, and she couldn’t be any sweeter. However, the girl has a long way to recover and operate before healing.
We wish sweet Polar Express to get well as soon as possible !