Second Chance Rescue NYC received a call about a puppy that was hit by a car and was brought into the shelter with head trauma and other extensive injuries. Her name is Bug and despite being in critical condition and in pain, she seemed to be holding on to hope. She was in shock and needed oxygen therapy, which indicated she had trauma to her lungs and thorax. Bug was rushed into the emergency vet for immediate care. It was clear she could not stand up; her pupils were not restricting properly and she had severe brain trauma.
Her rescue stepped in to give this puppy a fighting chance. MRIs and x-rays revealed she had a broken leg and bilateral brachial plexus avulsion (both front legs). It wouldn't be so serious if this was occurring in one leg, but having this in both legs was a problem and extremely rare. They thought Bug may never regain use of her two front arms and this news was devastating. They initially believed she would need a wheelchair, since she was unable to move her front legs at all. Her rescue wanted to give her hope and decided to put her into Water4Dogs Rehab. After completing one week of this treatment, a miracle happened. She has regained full use of one of her front legs and the other leg has a temporary splint. It looks like Bug may not need a wheelchair after all.
However, Bug will need months of therapy and rehabilitation to regain full use of her front legs. Her rescue, vets, and everyone working with her are hopeful she will make a full recovery, but it is extremely costly. Please consider donating to Bug's recovery. In addition, she would love a new bed to lay on, treats to help ease her joints, or even a new toy to make her feel like a puppy again.