Depending upon how the situation is viewed, a stray three-year-old dog has been given a new chance at a long life – even though how she arrived at her good fortune may have been quite fortuitous. The dog now dubbed Elka had been found by a Good Samaritan in central northern Manitoba with her toes sheared off – she was bleeding profusely, limping and obviously in severe pain.
“This horrific injury may have been caused by a snare or steel trap. She was found by a concerned community member who contacted us right away. She has been seen around prior to the injury, but her limping brought her quick attention,” posted Norway House Rescue on their Facebook page.
According to CbcNews, Colleen Holloway with Manitoba Mutts was notified and the non-profit rescue quickly jumped into action. With the help of Norway House Rescue, Elka was flown to Winnipeg and has been treated by a veterinarian – including cleaning up the injury and bandaging her up.
“She is relaxing in someone’s living room right now realizing, ‘Holy smokes this is what life can be like’.”
Although Elka is adjusting to her new life since no one knows what her life had been prior to her being captured. It is likely however, she will need her foot or her leg amputated. For now she has a fluffy new bed at her foster family’s home. Elka’s veterinarian care will be very expensive, but isn’t every life worth saving?
For more information visit the Manitoba Mutts website.
Photos of dog’s toes sheared off via Facebook – Norway House Rescue and Manitoba Mutts.
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