Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sadowski's Second Chance

Sadowski is rolling along in her new adoptive home!
The pit bull mix, who is now named Sadowski, was in terrible shape when she was rescued by Dr. Jaclyn Bruce of Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Marathon, Florida.  The young dog had been struck by a car and left on the side of the road in April 2011.  In addition to suffering a paralyzing injury, Sadowski also had a skin infection, fleas, hookworm and mange.  She was so filthy that it was not immediately obvious that she had a bright, beautiful white coat underneath all the dirt on her 40-pound body. 

Sadowski was lucky to have survived and to have been given such wonderful veterinary care.  Sadowski also attracted the attention of Tara who was working as an emergency technician in the hospital that evening.  Tara fell in love, and she adopted Sadowski within three days of her arrival at the Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 

HandicappedPets.com learned about Sadowski's rescue while attending the CVC Veterinary Conference in Washington, DC in early May.  We wanted to do our part to assist in Sadowski's rescue and recovery, so we donated a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair to the effort.

Tara reports that Sadowski is doing extremely well with her wheelchair and has become an entirely different dog who enjoys going for her walks.  "She runs and smiles," Tara explained in a recent e-mail message that contained the above photo.

We are so glad that Walkin' Wheels could play a part in Sadowski's second chance!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank God they gave her a chance!! Just being a pit bull, they could have just put her down:-( What a lose that would have been! You go Sadowski! lol