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Lucky the Chihuahua Doing Great After Amputation

Here is a letter we got thanking the readers of Carlsbad Patch for all their help in getting Lucky a much-needed surgery.

The following is a Letter to the Editor:

I just wanted send you a quick follow-up regarding Lucky. We can still hardly believe it, but our goal was reached. got his surgery – and he’s doing great (see attached pics).  I’m not sure this surgery would have happened without the support of Carlsbad Patch readers and other friends of our rescue, but we were able to raise 100% of the funds we needed to cover his surgery costs. Of course, we would not have been able to do this were it not the generous discounted services of our veterinarian, Carlsbad’s own Mohnacky Animal Hospital. 

Just a month ago Lucky was a down-on-his luck stray with a deformed leg at one of southern California’s most overcrowded kill shelters. His future looked bleak. He truly overcame the odds, and is ready to be adopted.  Although Lucky has only 3 legs, he is hardly a “special needs” dog. He is ready for an active, long life. Lucky is approximately 6-months-old, neutered, up to date on all shots, and microchipped. Anyone who would like to adopt Lucky should go to our website upwarddogrescue.org and fill out an application. Lucky's $150 adoption fee may be waived to an approved, committed adopter. 

There is a saying by an unknown author that goes “You cannot change the world by saving one animal, but for that one animal you can change the world.”  While we cannot solve all of the needless suffering so many southern California dogs endure, we can make a difference in the lives we are able to save.  Dogs like Lucky. 

Thanks again for bringing attention to a cause we felt mattered. We are inspired by the fact that so many other people in our community felt it mattered too.

Valerie Ashton 

Upward Dog Rescue

Deanne Goodman (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Thank you Valerie for keeping us updated on Lucky and all your hard work saving animals.

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