After being hit by a car, Candy, a two-year old black Labrador, dragged herself to someone's yard. Since she did not appear to belong to anyone in the neighbourhood, they called animal control to take her to the local shelter. For the days of her legal "holding period," the poor thing could not move. Fortunately, a member of the KARE Team Sanctuary in South Carolina spotted her, lying in a pool of urine, and asked if she could take her if nobody claimed her. On the day that Candy would have been euthanized, she was turned over to the KARE Team, who immediately took her to the vet. The vet found complex fractures to Candy's left hip and pelvis. Candy was unable to walk and would not be able to regain the use of her rear legs without surgery. That wonderful volunteer told the vet to go ahead and perform the surgery to help ease Candy's pain - then she began to worry about how the little rescue group would be able to pay for this expensive surgery. Although KARE managed to raise some funds locally, they turned to both Labrador Life Line and LABMED, who both agreed to partially fund Candy's surgery. Candy is now recovering at the vet clinic, and she will be allowed to stay there at no charge until she is well enough to go to one of several foster homes that have agreed to take her until a forever home can be found. Being a true lab, she is sweet, affectionate, happy and full of life, and has already grown close to the team at the vet clinic who are trying hard to find her a forever home. She is expected to make a full recovery, is up to date on all her shots, heartworm negative, and will be spayed before being adopted.
Labrador Life Line is proud to have been able to play a role in Abby's surgery and recovery. Thank you all for your most generous support of LLL. Without you, we could not have done this!