Life can’t be easy for the innumerable canines who find themselves homeless and living on the streets.
Finding food, water, and shelter is difficult enough, but for animals who sustain injuries, the future is typically dismal.
Poppy was found dragging her back legs along the road when she was just a tiny puppy.
Nobody knows how the unfortunate puppy’s spine was broken, but this agonizing wound showed she was unable to move her rear legs.
She languished alone in a lonely location until she came into contact with staff at an animal sanctuary, who came to her aid.
Susanne Vogel and her coworkers came upon the hurt dog while they were visiting an elephant study site in Botswana, southern Africa.
Most delightful spirit
Susanne, an animal enthusiast, picked up the poor critter and drove her the eight hours to the nearest vet.
According to a GoFundMe website created to raise money for Poppy’s therapy, everyone was shocked that she had really survived in light of the nearby livestock and predators.
She has the sweetest spirit, and it just overflows. The fundraising coordinator Amanda Stronza continued, “We drove her to the closest veterinary clinic, an 8-hour journey on bad streets and ferry crossing across the Okavango River.
She was kept in veterinary care until she was stronger since it was initially believed that surgical treatment on a weak dog would be too hazardous.
A GoFundMe update stated that Poppy was content at the Greenside Animal Hospital, a superb facility in Johannesburg, South Africa, where more than 10,000 had been collected for her treatment.
Her X-rays revealed that her spine had actually been completely severed, and surgery would only cause her unnecessary anguish and have no effect on repairing her spine.
According to doctors, Poppy will get better, acquire strength, and possibly even be able to stand on her own with ongoing physical therapy, Amanda wrote.
Poppy will undoubtedly soon receive her own posh wheelchair or cart to aid in her racing around and pursuing squirrels, she added.
Her permanent home was located in Washington, DC, and staff members were working with a travel agency to arrange her transportation there.
Now that I know how bad Poppy’s injury was, I’m even more in awe of her remarkable perseverance and character. What a courageous little puppy, said Amanda.
What a wonderful dog! Due to Poppy’s resilience and perseverance, I am confident in her ability to heal.