Our new foster Valerie’s story, I shared on fb Thursday. “This morning was just our usual drive to work and school. We were talking as we usually do, following the line of traffic. On the shoulder - in a church parking lot - we see a puppy. At first glance it appeared to be sleeping, but as we drove by (along with the line of cars we were in) something seemed off. So we turned around and it appeared that she was hit by a car. Her back legs had visible injuries, she was drooling, with dry drool covered in dirt and fire ants around her mouth. She had defecated on herself, there was blood and drool on the ground around her. It was apparent that she had been there awhile, she was “out of it” and weak. Our family cleaned her up with what we had, wrapped her up, loaded her in the truck and went straight to our vet. They weren’t open yet but welcomed us with open arms taking the pup into their care. There they gave her pain medication and have continued to monitor as they will throughout Labor Day weekend.
The next step was to contact our local shelter and the rescue; both of which have helped every step of the way. The rescue has been in contact with me since they found out. Keeping our family informed on updates and truly interested in all the updates from us. Our latest update: it appears she has a concussion but by the end of the day she seemed to be coming out of it. This is all we know at this time.
We have named this pup Valerie for her bravery and strength. If Valerie is not claimed by her owner by Tuesday she will be placed in the care of our local shelter/the rescue. Our family will foster Valerie and help her heal until we can find her forever home.
There are two reasons I am sharing all of this, the biggest is the amazing group of people - literal group - that came together to help Valerie. I can not say enough about this kind hearted team and all they have done to help this pup. It’s an honor to be able to help along side them all.
The second reason, I can not believe how many people continued to drive by Valerie. I hope that in sharing this others will be inspired to stop and help more animals.”