Sasha Bruno via Crowdrise
February 04, 2015
TEAM ALISSA is off to a good start! ALISSA's foster Mom ❤️s her, says she feels better each day. REMEMBER WHO THIS IS 4 & REDOUBLE EFFORTS! See more
Imagine Pet Rescue, Inc. wrote -Close your eyes and picture this: You are walking, perhaps lost but minding your own business, when suddenly you are hit by a car. Visualize the pain you would feel after impact, the result of which leaves you with a femoral fracture in your right leg. Surely someone will come to your aid right? I mean, how could they not as you lie immobile on the side of the road? So you wait….
Now envision the fear that overcomes you when you realize that no one is even noticing you, let alone stopping to help. The despair is overwhelming and just when you are about to give up, someone sees YOU and helps to get you to safety. Finally! The relief that washes over you is powerful and for just one second you forget your pain and smile at your savior before you pass out from exhaustion.
Now, imagine the horror you would feel when you awoke and realized that their help, in fact, meant that you would be locked in a cage in one of the scariest places on earth with little to no medical intervention for the better part of a week. It sounds like a fantastical story...one that could not possibly happen…but it did. This is the story of Alissa…
Alissa is a 1-year old “generic brown dog”. And yes, she has feelings, emotions and needs just like you and me but, she has a few things “going against her” – she is “generic” and she is a pit bull mix. This is a combination that unfortunately causes many dogs like her to be overlooked. But not this time...not on our watch.
Immediately upon learning about Alissa’s plight, we at IMAGINE pet rescue sprang into action and worked for two days to try and get her released to our care so we could help her heal. Thankfully she is now with our vet and is receiving the best medical care possible in the hope we can save her leg; we want her to be “whole” again in both body and mind. This is a huge undertaking for us. Medical costs will be anywhere from $5,000-$7,000. As a rescue, who operates solely on donations and who specializes in medical needs dogs, this is no small challenge. And we will not be deterred.
We stepped up to help her and now we are humbly asking you to do the same. A dollar will do, two if you have it. It all goes toward her care and well-being.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your gift can and will help save her. Thank you for showing the most unwanted of the unwanted that their lives matter!