Scarlet's Letter

 

Scarlet is a five year old Airedale who has a sad tale to tell. We thought it would be best if she spoke for herself.

 

My name is Scarlet and my life has not been an easy one. In fact there are some parts of it that I don’t recall and perhaps I have chosen to forget. I lived almost my entire life outdoors and had numerous litters of puppies. I can’t use one of my back legs and hold it up because it hurts. It’s safe to say that it hasn’t been a walk in the park for me.

 

I was found as a stray in rural Illinois. I was lost, underweight, hungry and scared. The people at the shelter called ATRA and they came and rescued me before I was scheduled to be euthanized. ATRA took me to the vet who gave me a check-up and looked at my leg. The orthopedic vet said that my leg had been broken at the knee and the break radiated up the femur and down the tibia. The bones are twisted and didn’t heal well. I don’t know how my leg got broken, they think it happen when I was young, and was probably from cruelty or neglect. I have adapted well to walking on three legs, but my bad leg hurts. The vet said they could try a series of surgeries and rehab, but that it would be painful for me and I would have arthritis in my leg and my foster dad said that hurts, too. I am tired of hurting  and the vet recommended that my leg be amputated. I will have my surgery January 13th. After two days of recovery I will go home with my foster dad, Ed.

 

I may be just a dog, but I know my medical expenses are going to be extreme. ATRA and my foster family have been so kind by taking me in and giving me a second chance that I want to give something back. However, because I am an Airedale with no means of supporting myself, I turn to you with hopes that you can donate something to my expenses. It would certainly make my tail wag and I would be forever grateful.

 

Love and sloppy Aire kisses,

Scarlet

 

 

Scarlet's surgery was a success ....... 

I TALKED TO THE VET TECH LAST NIGHT, SCARLET IS DOING REAL GOOD. THEY TRIED TO WALK HER WITH THE HELP OF A SLING, SHE WOULD NOT MOVE. THEY TOOK THE SLING OFF OF HER AND OFF SHE WENT. SCARLET IS A STRONG, WONDERFUL LITTLE AIREDALE. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS. I WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER. I WILL KEEP ALL INFORMED AS TO HER PROGRESS.

She is home with her foster dad, Ed........click here >>>

 

PAYPAL: ATRA’s account username is AML9848@comcast.net
OR
Credit Card: Call 734-995-4455
OR
Check: Make payable to ATRA, note “For Scarlet” and send to:
ATRA
1123 Vesper Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
OR
Annette’s Airelooms “Sponsor an Airedale” on our website
aire-rescue.com/shop.