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This Paralyzed Dog Dragged Her Legs For Miles Hoping Someone Would Help Her
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This Paralyzed Dog Dragged Her Legs For Miles Hoping Someone Would Help Her

Meet Poppy, a young doggie who got her spine crushed as a puppy and became paralyzed in her back legs. No one knows how this happened, but for the next weeks, or even months, she dealt with this on her own before dragging herself for miles to find someone to help her…

The people who spotted her were shocked when they saw her slowly and painfully approaching them. One of those folks was Susanne Vogel who works at an elephant research camp in the northern Okavango region of Botswana. “She came crawling — literally crawling,” Vogel told The Dodo. “The camp is in a remote region, filled with elephants, but also lions, hyenas and other predators,” Vogel added. “Poppy had somehow made it to us.”

They took her to the vet where they heard that Poppy needs a serious and risky spine surgery. Now Poppy is getting stronger every day, getting ready to face the operation.

“She already has so many people all over the world who… are eager to see a happy outcome, namely adoption into a loving family,” said Amanda Stronza, Voguel’s colleague, told Bored Panda. “She will regain her ability to walk, or she will gain wheels to help her around.”

More info: Facebook | GoFundMe (h/t: thedodo)

Meet Poppy, a young doggie who got her spine crushed as a puppy and became paralyzed in her back legs

No one knows what exactly happened to her, but one thing is sure – she was all on her own…

Poppy dragged herself for miles just to find someone to help her…

The people who spotted her were shocked when they saw her slowly and painfully approaching them

One of those folks was Susanne Vogel who works at an elephant research camp in Botswana

“She came crawling — literally crawling… The camp is in a remote region”

“Filled with elephants, but also lions, hyenas and other predators… Poppy had somehow made it to us”

They took her to the vet where they heard that Poppy needs a serious spine surgery

“She already has so many people [eager] to see a happy outcome, namely adoption into a loving family”

“She will regain her ability to walk, or she will gain wheels to help her around”

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John L
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5 years ago

I'm just amazed at this dog's ability to persevere in the face of insurmountable handicap. Its a great inspiration for even we two legged folks

Anna Sheridan
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5 years ago

This is why dogs are beautiful, still smiling after everything she has been through. Thank goodness they were kind people who found her!

Lillian Chesak
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this. My dog, luke, was a rescue dog found in the middle of the street as a puppy by my father, and he had a broken leg. Good luck Poppy!

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm just amazed at this dog's ability to persevere in the face of insurmountable handicap. Its a great inspiration for even we two legged folks

Anna Sheridan
Community Member
5 years ago

This is why dogs are beautiful, still smiling after everything she has been through. Thank goodness they were kind people who found her!

Lillian Chesak
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this. My dog, luke, was a rescue dog found in the middle of the street as a puppy by my father, and he had a broken leg. Good luck Poppy!

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