A street dog in LA is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Roseville, CA. Lady, who is about 10 years old, has been homeless for at least 3 years. Kristell Stout has been feeding her five days a week and keeping an eye on her and has now become her official guardian angel. But then Stout was laid off from her job and couldn’t bear to leave poor Lady behind to survive on her own.
Stout says she will never forget the first day they met. “From Day One, I fell in love with her and tried my hardest to look out for her.” So she decided to take Lady home, but needed help to capture her. She called Gary Sawyer, a local animal rescuer, to help catch Lady. At that moment Lady ran out into the street to the horror of Stout. “I called to tell them I was on the way and they told me the dog was hit by a car,” Sawyer said. “… We went on a search for it.”
The pair brought Lady to Johnson Ranch Veterinary clinic where she was treated by Veterinarian Karen Johnson, and that is when more of Lady’s story came out. When she was x-rayed to determine her injuries from the impact with the car, it was discovered that she had previously been abused. What Johnson found was evidence that she been shot several times with a BB gun.
Now Stout is determined to keep Lady with her, and make sure that the rest of her life is happy and stress free. Lady’s medical bills have so far totalled over $2000 and she needs your help. If you would like to make a donation to Lady’s recovery fund, go to Fox40.com and search ‘Lady’.