Humane Society for Hamilton County wrote -
WOOF IT & HOOF IT
Presented by Chapman Heating & Air Conditioning and Pulte Homes
When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Where: Nickel Plate District Amphitheatre in Fishers
Why: To help fund the shelter's Survivor Program!
It's no secret how much I love my baby...so when HSHC shared Ellie's story with me, I knew I needed to help. Please read and kindly support MY Woof It & Hoof It Team in honor of Ellie.
The Fighter in this Corner Weighs in at 3lbs...
Our team received a call from Animal Control that a young Yorkie had been reported as hit-by-a-car and needed emergency care. Without a microchip or tags, we had no way of knowing who the owner was, so we made the call to fund her stabilization through our Survivor Program in hopes an owner would come forward.
Our hope that this pup would need only stabilization was shattered when the ER called with devastating news. Their assessment was that she had sustained a brain injury when the car hit her. The estimated her age to be 8 months old, and with no other injuries to her body, it was clear the head trauma explained why she was unable to walk and could no longer see. We were advised she would likely not survive the night. That evening we received a call from Ellie's owner sharing with her the guarded prognosis. Her owner was unable to cover any medical care for Ellie and decided to surrender her to us.
At just 8 months old, we couldn't bare the idea of not giving this girl at least 24 hours to show what kind of fight she had in her. We've seen so many miracles, and maybe she could be one too.
The phone call from the ER that next morning did give us hope--she was sitting up. She still couldn't see or walk, but she was alert. We dipped into our Survivor Fund for another 24 hours of critical care...and it paid off. She was now trying to pull herself with her front legs and pottying with help...but still couldn't see. Another 24 hours in the ICU, and Ellie was stable. As with most brain injuries, only time would tell if she would regain her eyesight or ability to walk.
Ellie spent the next several weeks in a foster home. It was about a week into her fostership when we received a text message from her foster mom with the following note:
"I just got home, and she was on my bed wagging her tail! She jumped up on my bed!"
And not only that, Ellie did regain her eyesight. This 3lb Yorkie refused to give up, and so did we. Ellie received a clean bill of health and is now in her forever home, but we are still trying to raise the $3,500 to cover her medical expenses. We must replenish our Survivor Fund so the next "Ellie", abuse victim or old soul with special medical needs that arrives will have the same opportunity.
It's your tax-deductible donations to our Survivor Program that make these success stories possible.