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Pennsylvania: Tripawd seeking her forever home
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  • One Dog at a Time - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    225 Meadow Woods Drive
    Lewistown, PA 17044
  • Age is listed as "young" and the amputation appears to have been somewhat more recent
  • german shepherd lab mix, female
  • Leg was amputated after she was hit by a car and the injury was not properly addressed.
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  • From their website: "Bubbles was reported as an injured dog running the streets of Harrisburg, PA. She was found tied to a front porch with no shelter, food or water in 16 degree weather. With a quick knock on the door, the owner surrendered Bubbles . She is approximately a year and a half old. Possible german shepherd lab mix. She is such a sweet baby that had a rough start in life. We were told she was hit by a car almost a year ago. She had a severely injured leg. The owner stated she took her to the vet and they told her that she needed surgery. The owner could not afford vet care. So her leg injury was left untreated. She had no idea what treats or toys were when she came to us. She has been doing wonderful in her foster home. She loves to give kisses. She does not chew anything up in the house nor has she even scratched at a door. She's a sweetheart. She is very affectionate and just wants to be loved. We took her to the vets where xrays were done. Bubbles has lived in pain daily for the past year. He said had the leg been treated when the initial injury happened, the knee popped out of socket, it would have been an easy fix. However, at this point, she had no elbow left, the bones were misaligned and all her muscles were like a rock. We made the decision to amputate the leg and although it may seem traumatic, this girl has bounced back and has taken on a whole new life. She is so full of energy and lives her days free of pain and sadness. Do not let her handicap scare you away...she is very active and can run with the best of them!!"

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Thanks for sharing! Please report back with any updates.

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What a little sweetpea! She definitely deserves to live a life of luxury

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