Puppy Recovering after Falling From Second Story Porch

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flutterIn late October a German Shepherd mix puppy took a fall from a second-story porch in Detroit. The fall caused both of the puppy’s front legs to break. Now outfitted in two pink casts, the puppy rescuers have named flutter is on the mend.

On Thursday October 24th the Michigan Humane Society Rescue department received a phone call from the puppy’s owner. The puppy had fallen from the second story porch the night before and was injured. When rescuers from the Michigan Humane Society arrived on the scene the puppy was having difficulty walking.

“When she was offered treats, she couldn’t walk over to it,” said rescuer Stacey Bean. “She had to kind of scoot herself over to it.”

The puppy’s owner surrendered her to MHS and rescuers took her to MHS’s Detroit animal care facility where x-rays revealed the reason she wouldn’t put weight on her two front legs was because they were fractured.

Flutter was fitted with casts on both her legs and is now being fostered by Bean while she recovers. With her casts Flutter is now able to get around, but it will take six weeks or even longer before she is fully recovered.

“There are going to be some challenges,” said Bean. “Baby gates that need to be put up, blocking off stairways, putting down rugs to help protect her from sliding out of control, but she’ll do fine and she’ll be up for adoption soon.”

To donate to Flutter’s care visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website.

1 thought on “Puppy Recovering after Falling From Second Story Porch”

  1. Why did the owner wait overnight to seek help? And, why did the owner have to surrender this dog to get medical help? Don’t the shelters have enough dogs already waiting for homes without taking another pup out of a home in order to provided it with medical care? I’m skeptical about an owner who waits to seek medical help for a dog that has fallen from a second story height. And I’m saddened by the fact that in order to get medical treatment the dog have to be surrendered to an agency that probably kills dogs in its shelter when overly crowded. Why couldn’t intervention occur without making the owner forfeit the dog?


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