Angie used to walk on all fours, but after suffering an accident she was left paralyzed from her hind legs. Her owners used to love her, but on Feb. 21, 2016, they drove her to Miami-Dade Animal Services and surrendered her. If losing her home and family wasn’t horrible enough, the pet owners took off the wheelchair she used for mobility right before leaving her alone and scared at the shelter.
Urgent Dogs of Miami posted Angie’s story on their Facebook page and pleaded followers to help her.
“URGENT! Just when you think you’ve heard everything you could about crappy owners, you hear this,” said the post. “Angie is paralyzed and was just dumped at the shelter by her owners who took her wheelchair back with them!! Per shelter notes: Recommend transfer to a 24 hour care veterinary facility prior to 6:30 PM on 2/22/16 or humane euthanasia may be indicated.”
Animal lovers worked together and shared the dog’s story, saving her life. Lovey Loaves Inc., learned about Angie and immediately offered to take her in. They organized transport and the following day the unwanted and paralyzed dog was out of the shelter and on her way to a better life.
“Angie is out of the shelter, on the road and SAFE SAFE SAFE!” posted Lovey Loaves Inc.
Three hours later they said she was finally in their arms, was “filthy and in some pain” but the plan was to give her a bath, a warm place to sleep for the night and then it is off to the vet in the morning.
The organization said veterinarians would determine the extent of her injuries after running various tests. If the injuries could be reversed, Angie will get the medical assistance needed to get back on all four legs again. If nothing can be done, rescuers will fit her with her very own custom wheelchair, and this time, the wheels won’t be taken away.
Learn more about Angie and how you can help by visiting Lovey Loaves Inc.’s website. If interested on helping Angie, consider making an online donation.