Puppy Nat is only four months old and has one of the most severe injuries we've ever seen. She was hit by a car, causing her femur bone to protrude out of her skin and a huge rip in her stomach.
Nat was found in a temple here in Prachuap Khiri Khan, a province south of Bangkok. In this area, many stray, local dogs find shelter within the temples. Unfortunately, visitors of the temple often drive at racing speeds throughout the grounds hitting and killing many of the dogs who live there. We found Nat hiding under a stairway severely injured and terrified. Although she had every reason not to trust humans, she wagged her tail when she saw her rescuers and accepted their help. They immediately took her to their vet, but he did not have the equipment to repair her. The closest vet that could help her was over an hour away, so they rushed her there to get the care she needed.
Blood tests show that Nat already has a progressed infection at her injury site that will have to be assessed and treated accordingly. If the vet cannot operate and put a steel pin in her leg for repair, they will have no choice but to amputate her leg. She will stay at the vet so they can hospitalize her and keep her stable. We will update you as we learn more.
Please consider helping little Nat with a donation or gift from her wishlist registry to help in her healing and recovery. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.