Samantha's Road to Recovery
Samantha was hit by a car and her leg was severely swollen and shattered
It started like so many of these stories do – with a screeching of tires, a shuddering impact, and the quiet whimpering of a dog whose life suddenly was in great danger.
The car had hit Samantha near her front left leg, shattering the bones beyond the skill of any surgeon. When MHS’ Emergency Rescue team found this 8-month-old Labrador/Pit Bull Terrier mix on the streets of Detroit, she was doing all she could to not put weight on her injured front leg.
Every step must have been absolutely agony for this sweet 8-month-old girl – not even fully-grown yet, facing a crushed leg and perhaps a life-threatening infection – or worse.
After being examined by MHS veterinarians, the decision was made that in order to save her life, her leg would have to be amputated.
Her recovery was slow. For treatable animals like Samantha, having the assistance of a foster family – an MHS In-Home Hero – is absolutely critical.
Our MHS foster families can give these pets so much that they need in their recovery – one-on-one attention, lots of exercise and play, and of course, plenty of TLC.
Samantha made a full recovery with the help of an MHS In-Home Hero, Stephanie Olsen. In fact, Stephanie's sister Wendy fell in love with Samantha and adopted her!
Watch Samantha’s incredible story, and then help us make more stories like hers possible. For just 42 cents a day, you can help save the life of an animal like Samantha. Please consider making a lifesaving donation today.
And if you can’t donate right now, you can still help animals like Samantha by becoming an MHS In-Home Hero. Learn more today. http://www.michiganhumane.org/foster.