Beautiful Ivy is another testimony to the power of love, perseverance and overcoming overwhelming odds.
When she was just a young girl, Ivy was run over by a car. She crawled up onto a woman's porch, dragging her hind legs, and laid there all night until someone came out in the morning. In spite of barely being able to move, she wagged her tail and waited for help. Ivy was immediately brought to the hospital where it was all bad news. She had four fractures in her back legs and required immediate surgery. After a total of three surgeries where MUCH hardware was installed, Ivy had an external fixation device on the more unstable leg and had to be carried in and out to go to the bathroom. After many months of care and some complications, including osteomyelitis (a bone infection) it looked like she might end up requiring an amputation after all! Once she came north to us, our wonderful vets treated her and helped her avoid losing her leg. She got strong very quickly and just wanted to play, play, play! After re-gaining strength and re-learning how to use those muscles and repaired limbs she was adopted into a loving forever home in southern Maine and is doing amazing. You won't believe the first picture of a frail and tentative girl is even her! The second picture is Ivy in her new life - the joy in that picture says it all - it shows you that she was worth every penny it took to save her - many thousands of pennies!
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