When Lily the mixed-breed dog was hit by a car on the streets of New York, her days seemed numbered. The dog had suffered from a broken leg, hip, tail and her intestines were herniated and exposed. Following the accident on May 29, the dog was brought into New York City’s Animal Care and Control where her injuries proved to be too much to handle. The shelter temporarily tended to her injuries by gluing her abdomen and then they placed the ailing girl on the shelter’s “at-risk” list.
The NYCAC&C’s at-risk list is released at 6 p.m. every day and offers individuals a 24-hour chance to rescue the animal in question before they are euthanized. Lily sat and patiently waited for her impending fate, when a good samaritan intervened. The individual came across Lily’s case online and immediately applied to foster her through a New York rescue organization called Rebound Hounds. Fortunately, the organization responded and pulled Lily from the shelter with moments to spare.
Upon being rescued, Lily was transferred to the Garden City Veterinary Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., where she underwent extensive surgery. After two surgeries to fix her broken bones and to repair her hernia, the dog was also spayed before going to her new foster home. Sweet Lily is now recovering in the loving care of her foster parent, while she awaits one last surgery to fix her hip. Despite the ordeal the dog has been through, she is very loving, and gentle, and will soon be up for adoption through Rebound Hounds- Res-Q, NYC.
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