A sweet-natured black Labrador retriever who was hit by a car and left without the use of her rear legs, was abandoned by her owner, a hoarder, in Clemson, S.C.
The landlord of the property where the dogs were left wanted all of the animals removed…a daunting task, even for the healthy, adoptable dogs.
The able-bodied dogs found other accommodations, but Midnight, the paralyzed dog, had few options.
An independent rescuer named Bonnie Metz stepped up for Midnight after witnessing, first hand, her endearing personality.
Metz recounted what took place after her efforts to save two other dogs from the property:
I wasn’t aware of a crippled lab being there and quickly.was made aware that she wasn’t really looking for a home but was to be euthanized due to her disability. I ended up staying with her for 2 hours while pleading with my husband to let us help her.
She and I bonded from the moment I touched her. She’s AMAZING! I promised her about 20 times that I wouldn’t let anything happen to her and that I would be back.
Midnight was saved from certain death by Metz, who took her to a veterinarian to be evaluated.
The young dog will never walk again, and she has raw, infected wounds over much of her rear legs – the result of dragging her body across the ground.
Currently, Midnight is receiving antibiotics and her legs have been bandaged. Metz is hoping to raise funds to buy her a cart to help make her life a bit easier.
She’s content and happy, always my shadow. I feel bad because she literally scoots herself every single place I go, which tells you how loyal she is!
She is just the sweetest baby you could meet! Sorry thus was long but I wanted to catch you up on her story! Thanks in advance for anything you have done in her honor.
A fundraiser has been started for Midnight. The money raised will go towards her veterinary expenses, and hopefully, a wheelchair to help her get around.
Anyone interested in making a contribution can click here to learn more.
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