September 21st, 2015
Ellie Mae is an adorable beagle pup who was rescued from a very bad situation when she was only 10 weeks old. Her rescuers saw how she was being neglected and abused, and convinced the owners to give them Ellie Mae. They contacted their granddaughter, Danyelle, to see if she’d be willing to bring Ellie Mae into her home, and she said yes!
When Danyelle took Ellie Mae to the veterinarian, they discovered that her femur had been broken, likely for several weeks. Because the leg hadn’t healed properly, the only option was amputation.
Because Ellie Mae’s rescue made her a surprise addition to the family, the cost of surgery wasn’t in their budget. Danyelle was desperate to find a way to pay for the puppy’s expensive treatment. Danyelle learned about RedRover from an animal-lovers group on Facebook and applied for a RedRover Relief grant. The RedRover Relief program provides financial assistance to pet owners and good Samaritans to help with the cost of veterinary emergencies. With a donation from a RedRover On-Call Angel, Ellie Mae got the surgery she needed.
After the surgery, RedRover received this update from Danyelle: “Her surgery went well and Ellie Mae is just fine! Running, jumping, climbing stairs, and playing like she doesn’t even miss the other leg. I am so thankful for you all for helping with her!”