This Chihuahua needs help! Either a donation or a home!
Lambchop’s story comes from Facebook:
St. Louis, MO– “LAMBCHOP”, chihuahua hit by car needs help!!!
Lambchop is a white chihuahua, approximately 3 years old, who was hit by a car,
and picked up by an IL animal control over the weekend. Had the
volunteers not scooped her up, and rushed her to the vet, she likely would not
have survived through the weekend.
Lambchop lay still on her Kuranda bed, and the volunteers initially thought she
was dead. When the volunteer carried her limp body to the car, she lifted her
head and squinted at the sun, as if to say, “someone finally came for me”. In
the car ride to the vet, the volunteer petted her head gently, and rubbed her
ears, and Lambchop slowly lifted her head up with a gaze that simply said,
Immediately upon arrival at the vet, she was administered pain meds, put on
fluids and xrays were taken. She was in such an extreme state of shock, and
brain damage was starting to occur. The vet believed she was suffering from
hypothermia and heat exhaustion in addition to her injuries. Her xrays show that
she has a fracture in her spine and a dislocated hip. Her body is severly
bruised. Lambchop’s prognosis was not good. The vet suggested we keep her
hospitalized to monitor her and to keep her comfortable. Euthanasia crossed
everyone’s mind. But, in the car, the volunteer promised Lambchop that they
would do whatever it took to spare her life, and if she was struggling too much,
that they would put her to rest in peace.
Lambchop has improved slightly. Now that she is no longer in shock, her body is
feeling a tremendous amount of pain. Her brain is looking good, and she is
alert. She is eating and drinking, although she cannot move. The volunteer went
to visit her, and Lambchop seemed to remember her. Even though she was in
excruciating pain, she lifted her head to greet her.
After 3 days of hospitalization, stabilizing and some healing, the volunteers
had to make a choice. We had to decide whether to put her out of her misery, or
giving her a chance at living a good life. We opted for her to have surgery. We
made a promise to her, and if there was a glimmer of hope for her, we were going
to take it.
Lambchop goes into surgery today, to attempt to repair her horrific injuries. It
is a risk, as in any other surgery, but we have to at least try. She has already
put up such a fight, and has such a will to live, that we are hoping that she
will pull through and begin her recovery process. If all goes well, she will
ultimately need an adopter or rescue to step up for her.
We have gotten a rough estimate for all of her medical expenses including her
hospitalization and surgery. As of now, we are looking at $1,500 for everything,
which is including a significant discount. We were not going to let cost
determine the value of her life, so we are asking for help! No donation is too
small, and we ask that you share this with anyone who may be able to help.
Please join us and Lambchop in the fight for her life!! Thank you in advance for
any help you can offer her. Please pray for a successful surgery!!
Donations can be made to:
Stephanie Meacham Rescue Account
#62 Brentwood Promenade Court
Brentwood, MO 63144