UPDATE ON LINDEY: Dog Thrown from Bridge Receives $15,000 in Donations

“We are so appreciative and grateful of those who share whatever they have to help this girl because she is a sweetheart,” Dr. Smith said.

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Lindey, the German shepherd tossed from a bridge in Kansas City.  We are happy to report that Lindey is smiling again after she was able to undergo surgery thanks to a number of generous donors.

Spectators were at a horse show when they saw a dog fall over 40 feet from an overpass and land in a parking lot of the arena where the horse show was being held.  A snowbank broke her fall, but she was still very badly injured.

Two quick-acting animal lovers sprang into action and rushed Lindey to the Piper Heritage Vet Clinic.

“When dogs fall that far they assume an orientation in space where front legs are coming down first, followed by their head,” said veterinarian Dr. Richard Smith. “We call that a 3-point landing and it’s not very pleasant; when front legs give out and then their chin hits the ground and causes damage to their mouth as well.”

Lindey’s front paws were badly damaged, and her teeth were knocked into her jaw.  She also suffered internal injuries.

“She had some blood in her stomach, some compression in her lungs,” Dr. Smith said.

He also said there was evidence of previous abuse, which is not surprising considering she was thrown from a bridge.

Costs for treatment and follow-up care were estimated to be about $10,000.  But Lindey’s sad story touched many hearts, and the donations poured in.

“We are so appreciative and grateful of those who share whatever they have to help this girl because she is a sweetheart,” Dr. Smith said.

Lindey, who was named after one of her rescuers, has a long road of recovery ahead before she is ready to be adopted.

“She was clearly propelled,” said Nancy Campbell, president of Missouri German Shepherd Rescue.  “She’s still scared and cowers at quick movements.”

Anyone with information on who may have done this is urged to contact the Kansas City Police Department.  Their website can be reached here:  http://www.kckpd.org/ContactUs

Anyone who wishes to donate to Lindey or other injured German shepherds may do so here:  http://mogsrescue.rescuegroups.org/

 

 

5 thoughts on “UPDATE ON LINDEY: Dog Thrown from Bridge Receives $15,000 in Donations

  1. So happy that she is going to be ok…what is wrong with people! Why would someone do this to such a precious creature….it’s a miracle that she survived! Hope she gets the Furever home that she deserves!!! <3

  2. Please Care about and Save NY Dogs and Cats , They are being killed for space in our ethically, financially and leadership starved shelter system Their lives are being snuffed out stuffed in plastic bags , loaded into a freezer and picked up in the dawn hours by a giant waste management truck ; many family dogs and young puppy and tween dogs, This is a Shame on our city and our good name Please HELP US Foster and Adopt some easily done online !!!!
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  3. I live in KC and if I saw the person doing this to this dog, they would be following her over that bridge and hopefully not so lucky. Sick people.

    Thank God we had a heavy snow the week before to break her fall.

    Get well Lindey!

  4. Lindsey deserves to live the rest of her life as happy as can be with a very loving family. Bless the poor pups heart….

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