And now what? How are we going to fix this?
That´s what I thought the moment I received on my phone this picture accompanied by an impassionate request for help. The moment I saw those injuries I knew at least one leg, possibly the two them were lost.
I could imagine the pain, shock and desperation of that innocent dog, CAUGHT IN AN HUNTER´S TRAP, desperately trying to escape it. I could imagine the adrenaline rush, the burn rushing through her veins while she juggled out of that place, leaving behind the life she knew.
The moment she arrived to our hospital I knew I was in the presence of an extraordinary dog. She never, not once cried or barked. From that very first moment Alice knew we would do whatever it took to undo the injustice committed upon her.
It´s been months of hard work and rehabilitation. Alice went through multiple procedures to prepare for this moment. During this process we managed to save her left leg. We had to amputate her right paw completely, but not before preparing the leg for a final procedure. A procedure I´m going to explain right now and for which we are going to need your help.
PLEASE WATCH ALICE FULL VIDEO… RIGHT THROUGH TO THE END…
We are going to perform one of the most challenging procedures in veterinary trauma surgery, the implantation of an intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis specifically adapted for Alice.
This is one of the most challenging and inspirational rescues we have ever undertaken… and it is the first time in the world when a homeless stray dog has the chance to benefit from this technological advance, until now only at the reach of a handful of animals worldwide.
This is also, to our knowledge, the first time that this procedure its performed thanks crowdfunding and social media. This is a unique opportunity to become part of history and to save the life of a dog, Alice, whose story has touched and inspired so many.
Monday, 14 of December…
A promise is a promise… Alicia´s prothesis has been implanted!!. This is, to our knowledge, the first time in the world a stray dog without an owner and non-insured has access to this revolutionary technology.
The following images, although hard to watch, are meant to serve as an inspiration to every rescue out there, trying to do its best for the animals they rescue, and it´s an homage to their work and endless efforts to rescue those that have noone else.
We hope other rescues will follow our lead… whenever there is a will, there is a WAY!!
Alice´s surgery lasted close to three hours, and required the presence of seven people, working as a team to give Alice the opportunity of a lifetime!
ALICE WILL NOW REMAIN UNDER CLOSE OBSERVATION AND COMPLETELY CALM TO MAKE SURE THE BODY ADAPTS TO THE PROTHESIS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS…
WE DID IT!!! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!!
Thank you from the heart…