Woman Living 2,000 Miles Away Saves Injured Terrier Hit By Car

PAWsitivePublished: March 1, 201655,715 views
Published: March 1, 2016

Laura took one look at Sophie's picture and knew she had to save her. But how? She lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and Sophie was in Downey, California over 2,000 miles away!

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There are incredible people living among us. People who are truly selfless and have a passion for animals. Laura is one such person.

Laura who lives in Nashville, Tennessee was reading a story online about a small terrier that was hit by a car in Downey, California and left to die in the gutter when a Good Samaritan picked her up and took her to the animal shelter. Sophie was in bad shape. She had multiple pelvis fractures - she was in pain and unable to walk. Knowing that her time was limited and euthanasia was quickly becoming a reality at the understaffed and underfunded animal shelter, Laura started a mission to save her.

For days Laura called, emailed, faxed over 50 animal rescues in California pleading for assistance. Not one rescue responded. Why would they when the medical care for Sophie alone would cost thousands? Many rescues themselves are consistently overwhelmed and underfunded.

But one rescue saw Laura's cry for help and did call back - Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association. Janet located in California went to pick up Sophie and rushed her to the Santa Margarita Animal Care Center in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Sophie immediately went into surgery to repair her crushed pelvis.

Within weeks post-op, Sophie is not only walking - she's running. And Janet, the woman who pulled Sophie from the shelter, fostered her, ended up being her mom too.

The battered and bruised terrier that was run over, left in the gutter alone now has a new family to love her and an entire village supporting her too!
PAWsitive (@realpawsitive) is a YouTube channel that brings you original, inspirational, heartfelt animal stories filmed all over the world. PAWsitive supports our local and international shelters, rescues, fosters and wildlife rescuers.

Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association (ATRA) We are a Southern California 501 (c) (3) non-profit rescue group comprised entirely of volunteers. We are devoted to the mission of rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Wire Fox Terriers. Our dogs seek people with lots of terrier savvy –an understanding of the needs of their breed and an understanding of the terrier behavior that may have caused the need for their rescue.

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