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Tripawd Tuesday: India Falls From a Truck and Into a New Life

Do you cringe when you see a dog in the back of a pickup truck? We sure do, because loose dogs in pickup trucks lose legs. We’re glad that one dog who fell out of a truck is now enjoying a hoppy new life with caring humans. Today’s Tripawd Tuesday spotlight about her will inspire you to educate people about the dangers of driving with a dog in a truck bed.

India Falls From Truck and Into the Tripawd Life

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India says “Why’d you people put me in the back of a truck?”

Sadly, many dogs fall out of trucks and end up seriously injured. Dogs just like India, a gorgeous black German Shepherd who lost her leg but found her way to a wonderful pack in Southern California.

“Yes, she was tied up in the back of a truck. I’ll say, at least he tied her up, but he left it too long and that’s how she got dragged. Dogs just shouldn’t be in the back of trucks,” says Dawn Carty, India’s new mom. Dawn saw that India was one of our Tripawd Rescue postings and knew immediately she wanted to adopt this gorgeous girl.

India at the vets from BAGSR on Vimeo.

“The kid that had India felt she wouldn’t be able to hike with him anymore, so he wanted to put her down. Terrible. Even if she couldn’t hike anymore, you keep her…you made a commitment when you got an animal. Sorry, I get so mad, I could go on and on about this subject,” says Dawn. We share her thoughts and couldn’t agree more.

Tripawd German Shepherd India
“Can you save it, doc?”

India’s exceptionally lucky, because Dawn isn’t new to being a Tripawd Mom. “Our last Tripawd was Dino. The story I heard was that Dino got his paw messed up in a chain link fence and the guy didn’t have the money to take him to the vet; it got worse and worse until he finally took him in and he had to lose the entire leg.”

Tripawd Dino
Dino (India’s predecessor) with Kody, and Cheyenne

Dino ended up at the pound and eventually into Dawn’s caring home. “Once he settled in, it became clear that someone put a lot of time into him; best trained dog I have ever had.”

Meanwhile one thing is clear: India is in the best home she’s ever had. “I’m thinking India might like a buddy one day,” says Dawn.

Tripawd, German Shepherd, India
India was irresistible from the start.

“After Dino, and now India, I have taken a liking to the 3-legged ones. My door is always open to any type that show up needing a home though.”

Many thanks to Dawn Carty for sharing India and Dino’s Tripawd love story. If you’d like to share your own, here’s how:

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3 thoughts on “Tripawd Tuesday: India Falls From a Truck and Into a New Life”

  1. Oh my goodness!! She is beautiful! And looks like she could be my Gracie’s sister!! Gracie is 14 months old, front leg amputated in February at 7 months old. We adopted her three weeks post amputation. She is a sweet love (except she doesn;t like people to come visit our house…).

  2. Well beautiful India, you certainly won the Puppy Lottery with your new Mom and ner adoravle pack!!

    Yourgorgeous eyes must melt my heart! They show such gentleness and lpve. And your Mom ks clearly a very gentle and loving Soul too!

    Thank you for sharing this uplifting story! We look forward to more updates and great pictures!

    Love to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!


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