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Puppy has leg amputated, receives 'outpouring of support'

Posted April 8, 2009

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— Maggie, a 3-month-old puppy that was hit by a car and had one of her legs amputated Tuesday, is recovering well and has received an "outpouring of support," according to Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption officials.

"She is not feeling up to eating yet, but the day is young. Dr. Stevens placed a new cast on the remaining hind leg. It seemed a bit more unstable this morning than before," wrote Director Michael Williams.

A citizen found Maggie, a mixed-breed dog, near U.S. Highway 64 a few days ago. Officials said they believe she was hit by a car. One of her legs was shattered and the other hind leg was injured, but should recover with therapy, officials said.

"We have had an outpouring of support for Maggie, who will be placed into foster care soon for rehab. She will be available for adoption once her rehab is complete. We do need donations to help fund her treatment and rehab, if anyone can help. We will be posting updates on Maggie's Web page."

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  • ambidextrous cat Apr 9, 2009

    "Yeah I have volunteered at the Humane Society before. There were probably 20 perfectly healthy dogs and cats euthanized in Wake County in about the same amount of time it took to do this operation. I'm not saying this isn't an uplifting story or that the life of one of God's creatures isn't worth cherishing, and I am definitely not saying euthanasia is wrong. I just think it's ironic is all."
    I volunteer at a local no-kill cat shelter and I find the irony less than amusing. They euthanize many wonderful pets at most animal shelters. I would rather the money go to helping other pets get homes instead of one injured dog. If I had money I would donate to all of the no-kill animal shelters in sight!

  • clover1019 Apr 8, 2009

    THAT is accurate slatteric. people with those problems CAN do something about it. There are plenty of government hand outs for them. maybe we should have a "people shelter" and what will happen when it gets overcrowded huh??????????????? not what ought to happen. A dog for protection from what??? most of the humans the dog haters on here speak of so highly of would be no match against your dog- they would just shoot it with their gun. Readme...you are sadly correct about that =(. Miracle reunion! Dog lovers will love this one!
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/04/australian-cattle-dog-survives-for-months-alone-on-australian-island.html

  • christineswisher Apr 8, 2009

    I think it is a great thing that people would give money to help this defenseless animal. Some people have NO heart, some people have HUGE hearts, especially for animals. I am one of those. I love my animals and would house every animal in the world could that be done. They need our protection - God gave them to us to protect, not abuse like so many people think is okay to do.

  • Igor Apr 8, 2009

    well said jasonicholas23...

    just once...you prove my point...

  • daisymom Apr 8, 2009

    yes i do jason. He gave us charge over them. thank you for understanding what i was trying to say

  • I guess I will just type this Apr 8, 2009

    I don't think most people who like animals, or are animal lovers, think less of humans. The way I see it, compassionate people are compassionate people. Any life form that can't protect itself, whether that be a defenseless/wounded animal or a physically/mentally challenged person, deserves the respect and compassion of civilized human beings. If you don't get that, then you're not worth the air you breathe.... And I would venture to guess that most farm/country folk believe in God and have read the Bible; any of you know what God said about all the creatures on the earth, great and small?

  • readme Apr 8, 2009

    Yeah I have volunteered at the Humane Society before. There were probably 20 perfectly healthy dogs and cats euthanized in Wake County in about the same amount of time it took to do this operation. I'm not saying this isn't an uplifting story or that the life of one of God's creatures isn't worth cherishing, and I am definitely not saying euthanasia is wrong. I just think it's ironic is all.

  • Just Once Apr 8, 2009

    Well, THERE we go! All we have to do is give everyone a dog. If they kick the dog they will probably kill someone so we can lock them up before they can hurt anyone.

    Great work!

  • daisymom Apr 8, 2009

    People who are treat animals decently are usually nice people. They probably (don't have statistics on it) do not shoot up nursing homes, slap their spouses and children around, shoot LEOs, and stuff like that. If you don't like animals, fine. I happen to like them. This is USA. Is ok if opinions differ.

  • slaterric Apr 8, 2009

    regarding "I have always heard you can tell what kind of person someone is by the way he/she treats animals".
    What is that supposed to mean? I like dogs, cats and other animals. I just think that they are, well animals. But not human.
    Actually I would not trust someone who treats animals better than humans.

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