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They were discovered all alone, and one of them had some severe injuries after being hit by a car. However now those abandoned puppies from eastern Kentucky are getting a second opportunity in Lexington.
Rescuers brought the dogs to Lexington where the injured puppy is now getting treatment.
Holidays are enough to handle with 4 kids, a number of foster dogs, and a couple dogs of her own. However Shannon Smith says she loves the chaos and just rescued 6 seven-week-old puppies who were abandoned in Lawrence County. However just 5 of those puppies are now at her home. That’s because one was taken directly to the vet.
“Friday the 13th was when they told us that he was hit. He did not receive any vet treatment until Tuesday,” explained Shannon Smith, who is now taking care of the puppies. “But the vet says he thinks the injury is 12 days old.”
For the time being, his name is Brutus, and in the beginning his odds weren’t good. It was either amputate one of his back legs, put him down, or try surgery. Smith opted for surgery.
“He’s so pitiful,” mentioned Smith. “We went and saw him today, and he has no use of that leg, but he sure does try!”
His 4 brothers and one sister aren’t having an easy time either. They’re dealing with worms and fleas and still need to be spay and neutered.
The Smith home is not the puppies’ permanent home, however it is their home till they have a clean bill of health. That’s when Smith can begin adopting them out.
The puppies are all mixes of lab, boxer, and pit. They are the types of dogs that Smith says are frequently left to fend for themselves given that they are a bully breed. She calls them the underdogs.
“I feel like they get overlooked so often, and I want to be an advocate for the breed and for those dogs,” mentioned Smith.
Assisting these puppies, specifically with one needing surgery, comes with a price. The $1,000 required for Brutus’s surgery is the major focus right now.
“He has so much life in him, and I hated to not take the chance on him if we could,” said Smith.