Amazing Grace, was #91 at the Clayton Yoder puppy mill auction. The comments for her were' always has pups with nice hair coats and takes good care of them'. They held her up, showed her belly, saying she was good for several more litters, and has already had 9 litters, usually 2 pups each. Her tail is thin, her nails are outrageously long. I went to get her out of her horribly filthy kennel, a young amish girl was there to get her for me. She took her out, and almost threw her at me when I wasn't even looking directly at her. I felt the fuzz of her hair on my arm, turned my head, and there she was, legs flailing, eyes big, body quivering. I snatched her up, gave the young girl a quick ' shame on you' glance, and I smooched Grace on her head, told her it would be ok, and I walked away. She shook the entire time. I put her in a clean carrier, with a clean soft blanket, and also a new fuzzy pink stuffed animal. She didn't move for the almost 3 hour ride home. She wouldn't face me, she didn't make a sound. She just shook, and kept her back to me. When I got her home, I put her in a larger wire crate for the night. She didn't eat, and still not a peep out of her. The next morning, I took her out of her still clean kennel, she had not pottied at all. I am sure its because she hadn't eaten all day thru auction, and she didn't touch the food I left for her. I put her in my back yard, on grass. It was so sad. She kept on her quivering, and not looking at me. She looked at the grass like ' what is this???' and had a bewildered look on her face. She didn't move. She didn't walk. I felt her leg, it was deformed. I noticed it was a ' dead leg' with no feeling or movement at all. I tried to look at her leg closer, and felt horribly while doing it. She was so scared, and I didn't want to be too much in her face. I picked her up, and moved her to another spot on the grass. She took a few steps, and her leg just dangled. She tried to use it and fell down on her chin. That's when I knew she had shoulder feeling, but none past the elbow. Due to her having shoulder motion, she tries to use that leg. It is twisting her spine, and giving her horrible posture. This leg needs to be amputated to help straighten her out. With the removal of the leg, she will be able to run and play. On top of needing the amputation, she needs full vaccinations, heartworm tested, and also spayed. I have an apprx estimate of $400 to get everything done. She also needs some moderate dental work, mainly a good teeth cleaning and scraping. Jewell Animal Hospital will be her primary vet caregiver. She will be in my care until she is fully healed and ready for her new home. She has started to wag her thin tail when she sees me, and even has 'kissed' my hand a few times. Eye contact is still rare, and she is still terrified to be picked up or touched anywhere past her shoulders. The very sad part, is when I do pick her up to go outside, when my hands touch her, her front end goes down, and her back end goes up, just like a breeding position. I reassure her that's not necessary, as she will never be in that position again.
Mailing Address: Jewell Animal Hospital, 548 Main St, Jewell, IA 50130
PayPal address: Immydog@msn.com (Mention that it is for Amazing Grace puppy mill dog)