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Broken Rear Leg
Found on a mountain road in the snow
Her pink collar was next to her 🙁
On Monday, December 28th, there was a big rain storm in Los Angeles, and out in the mountains on the way to Las Vegas it snowed, and was very cold. On a mountain road, Lytle Creek, a man saw a dog in the dirt, past the shoulder, dusted in snow and not moving.
Her pink collar, found nearby:
He stopped, and discovered the dog was alive, but clearly injured. He did not know what to do. The roads might close, it was out in the middle of no where, it was late…. animal control wasn’t going to respond. He managed to get ahold of Faith Easdale with Dream Fetchers Project Rescue. Faith was herself stuck in the snow, out looking for three little dogs that had been reported running in coyote country, but she got her friend Denise on the phone and Denise rushed to the location.
Video of the snow in the mountains that night:
Denise managed to get the dog in her car, and took her home. Denise gave her the name Elsa, since the she was found in the snow, and found her demeanor remarkable: Elsa let Denise put her in the car, and was very friendly with Denise’s dogs, even though it was clear that Elsa was badly injured.
Elsa’a face was swollen, and she had broken teeth. She’s young, maybe still a puppy (about one year old), so she only has broken teeth either from some sort of beating, or she was biting on metal, trying to get out of a cage or enclosure…. we’ll never know for sure, but it was not good.
There were bite marks as well, and she would not stand. Later it was clearly determined she has a horribly broken rear leg, and Denise strongly suspected it at the time. Our best guess is that Elsa was dumped out here, perhaps after a life of abuse trapped in a cage or small enclosure most of the time. She was then hit by a car, which broke her leg… and unable to move, was attacked by a wild animal, as she also has a number of bite marks.
Denise kept her safe that night, and warm by the fire with blankets. On Tuesday she was transported to Camino Pet Hospital. X-rays confirm the break. The most urgent thing is surgery for the leg, which requires an orthopedic specialist. The bites will be ok with antibiotics, and heal on their own….. and we hope the teeth will not require surgery.
Elsa needs our help to recover. The doctor believes that with surgery her leg can be saved, and she is very young. All donations are for Dream Fetcher’s Project Rescue to get Elsa the surgery she needs! Can you help Elsa today?
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):