Luna got her surgery and is being spoiled rotten during her recovery. She's sporting a new cast, and the cone of shame to keep her from chewing her new cast. Pictures to come later, but you can tell this pup is very lucky to have landed in the home and hearts of her new family!
4/29/2012 - UPDATE
Thanks to your generosity, Luna's new owners were able to raise their target amount, and Luna will get her surgery!
Thanks to everyone that was able to donate, or just provide words of encouragement, and prayers to this wonderful pup
We all like to think that if we witnessed neglect or abuse, that we would step up and do something, regardless of cost, inconvenience, or trouble. I would bet that everybody that reads this blog would, and would also reach out to help those who stepped in to save the life of an animal if help was needed to make sure that animal stayed safe and was cared for.
This is the case of Luna and the Garcia and Caparelli families. Faced with a Siberian Husky pup allowed to roam free by their neighbors and just hit by a car, the family couldn't stand by while the pup's family stared at it in the middle of the road, nor allow the pup's owners to simply carry her to their backyard to lay there in pain.
The pup is now named Luna, because "her eyes are the color of the full moon" and ownership was signed over to Hector and Katie, who immediately took her to the vet for treatment.
Luna will require surgery to repair the break in her leg, and that's where we need to jump in and help.
I can't put it any better than Katie's plea for help. They have reached out to Save Our Siberians Siberspace Rescue Fund (SOS-SRF) not only for help to pay for the surgery, but to also find out more on Siberian Huskies and how best to raise Luna. SOS-SRF mainly works with rescues and organizations, so while their Board works through whether they are allowed by the laws of non-profit organizations to help an individual, one of their Board members reached out to Gimpy Dogs.
I know all of us would do the same for Luna, and even if you can't donate toward the surgery, you can spread the word. The more people that know, the more people that can help bring a very happy ending to Luna's story: free of pain, free of neglect, a loving home with her new family, and one less abuse/neglect statistic.
Please spread Luna's story, and if you can donate, click here to go straight to her Give Forward page and celebrate a victory when Luna lives happily ever after.