Left to fend for herself in the middle of the woods, Flower received one of the most massive and horrific injuries the vet staff had ever seen.
Flower was one of dozens of animals that come from a large hoarding situation where dogs were over breeding, inbreeding, and dying from disease. Dogs were left to wander the rural woods surrounding the property. Flower and her older puppy wandered too far one day and were viciously attacked by an unknown animal. Her puppy, sadly, was killed but Flower somehow, by miracle, escaped and made it back alive.
The injuries that Flower sustained were absolutely devastating. The bulk of her backside was ripped off, as well as her tail, which was basically severed, right through the bone and off hanging on by a strand of flesh. Her flesh was rotting by the time she was brought into the Vet's Clinic. The caring vet staff were given the task of saving this dogs life and miraculously accomplished closing her massive wound (the size of a large cereal bowl). Unfortunately they were forced to remove her tail completely, there isn't even a stump left. On top of this, Flower was VERY pregnant and all the stress from the trauma induced an early labor. The Vet was scared she would not be able to birth naturally due to the placement of the injury, but Flower was strong. She knew what she had to do.
Flower gave birth to 9 puppies, with her bottom freshly stitched up and in incredible pain. Unfortunately, only 4 of her babies were strong enough to survive the early birth. Five of them did not make it.
Flower is going to need A LOT of medical support, emotional support, physical support and financial support as well as socialization and obedience training. She is a very sweet and loving dog and is able to show incredible gratitude to those who have helped her stay alive. We are all very invested in finding this loving girl a happy ending, but in the meantime, she will need one more major surgery to remove a very large umbilical Hernia and a Spay. We aren't sure how many litters she has been forced to have, but this WILL be her last.
Please help little Flower and her four Seedlings blossom into the wonderful and healthy dogs they were always meant to be! Every dollar counts!