Meet Molly, an incredible Airedale!


Molly was picked up by animal control during a big storm. She was running the streets and holding her rear leg up most of the time. She was matted and covered with burrs….and she was alone and frightened.
After being transferred from shelter to shelter, ATRA was contacted and asked if we would take Molly. They told us that something was wrong with her rear leg. We immediately put the ‘wheels in motion’ to rescue her.
Once in rescue, Molly was taken to the vet for an exam and x-ray. Besides a terrible skin infection with open sores Molly was diagnosed with a fractured pelvis in multiple locations. Who would have thought a dog so sweet and loving as she is - always giving little kisses – would be in so much pain?! Not once did she cry out or show any sign of pain other than not using the one leg!
A decision needed to be made quickly! The fracture would require surgical repair as soon as possible. After contacting the ATRA board members, we made an appointment at Michigan State University.
In the waiting room and on her way to the exam room Molly was busy giving kisses to everybody, humans and dogs (even a Great Dane got a kiss!!).
Surgery was scheduled to repair her pelvis. The surgeon called following the surgery and said it was a success!! Now Molly needs to heal and learn to use her leg again with the help of her most generous care-givers.
While in recovery Molly quickly won over the hospital staff. The staff was so ‘smitten’ by her that they frequently kept her in their office where she received all kinds of special attention.
Back at her foster home little Miss Molly is recovering well. She has been a trooper about everything and is truly an incredible girl who deserves and will have a good life!
Obviously, it cost a lot of money for Molly’s extensive surgery. Any help with her expenses would be greatly appreciated.



To make a donation in support of Molly, please send your check today to:

ATRA, 1123 Vesper Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 

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Molly in Michigan