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Puppy needs leg amputated, loving home after surgery

Posted April 7, 2009
Updated April 8, 2009

— A 3-month-old puppy that was hit by a car and needed to have a leg amputated Tuesday is in need of a loving home, according to Wake County Animal Care & Control officials. 

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.

Animal Control officials said they planned to amputate one of Maggie's legs at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"Following the surgery, Maggie will need a loving foster and/or adoptive home. If viewers would like to help, donations and adoption information is available on WakeGOV.com/pets or by calling 212-PETS," wrote Sarah Williamson-Baker, Wake County's public affairs manager.


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  • dxedame Apr 7, 2009

    I also want a follow up!
    Just one time,please,let us know 'the rest of the story'.

  • Drakula_I_G Apr 7, 2009

    I love my steaks, hereandnow!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 7, 2009

    Great news for the doggie!

    And it's easy to help animals...every time you sit down at the table to eat one. Just tell your tongue, "No." :-) Every little bit helps.

  • FairPlay Apr 7, 2009

    What a crule thing to happen to an innocent. Prayers with her and if I did not have a houseful I would take her! I did the next best thing and donated in her name for the vet....

  • beachbum1 Apr 7, 2009

    Kal...that was an awesome thing you did!

  • kal Apr 7, 2009

    I'd like to know who footed the bill for the surgery. It was nice the puppy had the right contacts. I found a dog once with a broken leg-and had to pay myself at my vet (mainly becuase I didn't want the dog in pain until I could find fianancing). That was where my entire summer paycheck (plus some went). the happy end to the story is the loving dog found a GOOD home through NEW LEASH ON LIFE.

  • hiyadun Apr 7, 2009

    That is so sad. I hope Maggie finds a home. She is so cute!

  • keeprightexcepttopass Apr 7, 2009

    I hope she get's adopted or at least transferred to a no-kill shelter. But after this publicity, I feel strongly that several people will want to adopt her. Good Luck Lil' Maggie!!!

  • affirmativediversity Apr 7, 2009

    I hope the shelter receives so many calls from people wanting to adopt Maggie that they don't know what to do with them all.

    I'd really like WRAL to do a follow up...let us know!!!!

    I already have 3 beautiful dogs but if Maggie didn't find a home I'd certainly offer her one!

  • sunshinegal0726 Apr 7, 2009

    poor puppy...i hope she finds a good home