Phoenix’s story might not have had a happy ending had the timing been different, but when volunteers from Animal Aid Unlimited showed up after they received an emergency call that a dog had been lying in a sewage ditch and drowning, the team of determined rescuers set forth on a mission to save a young dog.
Although Phoenix had only been lying in a foot of water, she was so very close to drowning.
Bubbles could be seen as her nose dipped below the water; her strength drained from her struggles and the intense pain she suffered. Perhaps five minutes later and left unattended, Phoenix would have died.
As she was lifted from beneath the sewer, her back leg hung lifelessly. She most likely had been struck by a vehicle which broke her leg. She had climbed into the shallow, cool water to ease her suffering and to stop the bleeding.
Once brought back to the emergency hospital at Animal Aid, veterinarians stated the young dog was in shock; her pulse weak and hypothermia had set in. Phoenix’s leg needed to be amputated; it was badly infected and necrotic, but she was too weak to undergo surgery. For days, her life hung in the heavens – it had been a balancing act to help her regain some of her strength, stave off the infection and keep her pain tolerable.
Three days later, Phoenix was ready to undergo surgery and have her sepsis leg amputated.
Fast forward to weeks later – no slowing down being a tripod. Make sure you watch the video to the end; smiles and more smiles are guaranteed.
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(Photos and video via Animal Aid Unlimited)
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