Help this Stray!
Toni F. was panicked. She rescued a badly injured pup found on the side of the road. It appears the dog was thrown from a car.
After taking one look at the Shih Tzu's mangled leg, it was clear she needed medical attention immediately. "She was very lethargic and couldn't stand up on her own," Toni tells Waggle.
Toni called around, and none of the local shelters could take the pup. Toni also feared the dog would be euthanized her due to her poor condition.
Knowing she had to do the right thing but having no idea how she was going to pay for it, Toni brought the pup, she now calls Chloe, to the Macon Road Veterinary Clinic.
The vet's exam revealed the extent of pain and neglect Chole suffered.
"Both legs were in bad shape, but one was way worse than the other," Toni says. "Both legs were encased in a knotted hair. You couldn't see toenails; you couldn't see anything."
At first, the vet thought one of Chloe's legs might need to be amputated but decided to try antibiotics first.
Toni went home, freaking out how to pay for Chloe's care. She felt like she was running out of options, and then she found Waggle. "I appreciate you guys, you know, for giving her a chance and giving me a chance," Toni adds.
She uploaded a fundraising campaign for Chloe's medical bills, and needs your help to help save her.
Right now, the antibiotics might help the pup keep her leg. But Toni is running up quite a tab fixing her up.
And amazingly, Toni is going from good Samaritan to dog adopter. She decided this pup will only have good days ahead and is keeping her. Toni is a responsible pet owner who will also pay for Chloe to be vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed.
"She is the sweetest puppy," Toni adds. "She instantly rolled over and let me rub her belly despite being scared and in pain. And the nurse said when she comes to open the door to check on Chloe, she tries to jump into their arms for attention."
Toni needs your help pulling off being a one-woman rescue!
"I'm recently divorced after 25 years of living on a fixed income," Toni says. "Please help me with this unexpected circumstance so that I can welcome this beautiful girl into a happy and loving home which she deserves. With this help, I can take great care of her!"
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