In South Elgin, Illinois, a veterinarian provided free care to a seven-month-old puppy found on Sunday afternoon on 1-24 in Eddyville, Kentucky located near the Illinois border. The puppy was found lying in the middle of the road under an overpass. Someone must have thrown her out the window and as she landed flat on the hard pavement, three of her legs were broken in addition to contusions and abrasions.
According to the GoFundMe page, a good Samaritan stopped and picked up the dog now named Trinity. Another local veterinarian wanted a $600 deposit just to examine her. The surgery and aftercare were estimated to cost between $10,000 to $12,000. Rescue group, K-9 Enrichment Initiative had been contacted, and Dr. Adam Conroy decided to take the case on for free.
“The reality is the majority of people would see the financial burden and probably put them down and in some cases this is going to be a lot work on our hands, but to give this dog a fighting chance and taking the financial burden out of it this is why we do it,” stated Dr. Conroy.
Trinity underwent surgery on Wednesday for two of her legs. On Thursday Dr. Conroy will repair the third leg. Funds are now being raised for a custom made cart with wheels so Trinity can become mobile and work on her physical therapy.
Trinity’s latest update included the following information:
“Her first night in the ER cost $1900 for fluid, diagnostics and pain meds (this was at a different vet). We will be covering the costs of her hardware for all of her surgeries and she will need extensive rehab when she is out of casts. 100 percent of the donations used will go to supporting her throughout these surgeries and for her rehab ahead to walk correctly again. She is the most laid back girl and will be up for adoption when she pulls through all of this. I still have the link for the fundraiser up. It is in Pudges bio. We are not out of the woods yet. We’re just starting to walk into them. For good or bad outcome I always appreciate you all supporting me in all of the ways that you do on these animal missions put in front of me.”
This young pup has not complained, whimpered or acted out in pain since she was found.
“While Dr. Conroy explained the damage to her legs and the course of action we would take to return her to a healthy, happy dog, her eyes followed the doctor, she tilted her head as if she was listening and understood. Trinity has soft warm brown eyes filled with sadness, yet at times we can see the mischievous puppy waiting to come out. It took her all of 3 minutes to remove her e cone and then settle into a sleep,” wrote Cynthia Guzman, with the K9 Enrichment Initiative.
Trinity will need a foster home where her caretaker is at home and able to keep her clean, change bandages and love on her with all their heart. Pleas@k9ei.dog.
Video#2 (Feeling better)
Great morning for our little pup. Eating well. Pain well controlled. Looking to do third fracture later today. Fingers crossed. #puppy #puppies #puppyoftheday #surgery #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog
Posted by Adam Conroy on Thursday, May 24, 2018
Get well soon Trinity.
No one knows who could have done this terrible act of cruelty.
(Photos and videos of dog Dr. Conroy offered free care via GoFundMe and the K9 Enrichment Initiative)
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