A family in Georgia were forced to surrender their critically injured dog on Monday after she was struck by a car. Tragically, the one-year-old dog’s family were unable to afford the cost of surgery needed to save her life, and with tears in their eyes and their hearts full of sadness and blame, Branca was signed over to the shelter. And then it became a matter of life or death. When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was contacted by the shelter and asked to help, co-founder Stacey Silverstein immediately jumped into action:
“911… dog critically injured,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page with Branca’s photos and video. “Unfortunately, time has passed since this accident occurred so we are unsure if she can be saved. The shelter says her injuries are severe and internal in nature. We will do everything medically possible to save Branca’s life.”
And later that afternoon, ten-pound Branca was on her way to the organization’s emergency veterinarian where she has been treated for pain and stabilized. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC informed Pet Rescue Report they are currently in the process of arranging private transportation to bring Branca to New York City for surgery to repair her shattered pelvis which will require two plates on each side. The cost of surgery is expected to exceed $4,000, and it is hoped donations can be raised to help Branca have a second chance at life.
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(Photos and video of Branca struck by a car, courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
View video here as Branca was on her way to an emergency veterinarian: