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Shelby needs surgery and a loving home

Shelby was recently rescued from the rural soccer field south of Dallas. The same soccer field we rescued the #dsdapack29 from-a notorious dumping ground for unwanted and injured dogs.



The day our Vice-President Relle picked Shelby up, reported they had seen the dog in the same spot for several days - unable to move. She was exhausted, starving and severely injured.


She willfully got in the car with assistance and slept all the way back to Richardson. It was immediately noted that Shelby was not able to weight bear on her right rear foot. X-rays revealed an old injury where several fractures were trying to mend unsuccessfully at the base of her leg where the ankle and foot meet. The only treatment option is amputation as there was no way to repair the bones. This poor girl is also heartworm positive.


Shelby is scheduled for the amputation of her right rear leg April 30th. Once she has recovered from surgery we will start heartworm treatment. Interestingly enough and to our surprise Shelby is spayed but not microchipped.


She has not let her injury and neglect bring her down. She's very sweet with her foster fur siblings and the people she meets. She is a real gem who deserves to be pain free and given a second chance at a happy life with a family who loves her.


Shelby's medical care will run well over $3,000 but she is worth every cent. If you would like to help please donate or if you know someone who would like to help please share her post.


Thank you!

Venmo: DSDARESCUE 0074


#dsdashelby #fosteringsaveslives

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