In the Midland, Texas area, a six-month-old Great Dane puppy was released to the MASA Rescue late last week. Her rescue story is heartbreaking and began with compassionate volunteers who work for a local veterinarian hospital.
“…One of us received a call from a frantic young woman seeking vet care for her dog [Ryplee] while we were at work. She stated that she got home and there was a broom with blood on it and her dog was unable to walk.
The only person home with the dog was her boyfriend so she suspects that he beat her dog with the broom for whatever reason. We told her to get the dog loaded up and head over immediately.”
Ryplee was carried into the clinic; X-rays showed a fracture in her femur and her humerus bone broken in half. Her injury was severe; she had significant nerve damage and was not able to feel her front foot. It was feared if her sensation did not return, Ryplee’s leg would have to be amputated.
An update on Ryplee indicates she is doing much better. She is now up, walking and wagging her tail. Although there is significant nerve damage, she has regained deep pain feeling in her leg which is a good sign she may not have to have her leg amputated. On MASA’s social media page, Ryplee’s former owner’s plight was addressed:
“THIS IS NOT THE GIRLFRIEND’S FAULT SO PLEASE DO NOT BLAME HER. SHE IS IN A CRISIS HERSELF, WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT SHE MADE RYPLEE A PRIORITY AND GOT HER HELP. WE DO NOT KNOW THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO DID THIS.”
Ryplee will remain with the rescue during her healing and rehabilitation process. To qualify to foster this dog, you must reside in the Midland/Odessa areas.
“…Thank you to everyone who has shared, donated and prayed for this sweet girl. She deserves the best and because of y’all she is getting it and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Veterinarians will be updating Ryplee’s diagnosis and how they plan to proceed with her care.
(Photos of Great Dane puppy Ryplee via FB MASA)
An incredible transformation