Meet Chelsie!

Update! 

Happy news to share!!!! Chelsea has been adopted!
Here she is all ready to leave the shelter for her forever home! Best wishes to Chelsea and the very special family who opened their hearts to her!Lauren’s Wing is grateful to have played a role in helping this happy ending come true! Thanks to all who generously donate to our mission to help AFA animals in need of medical care.

 

July 26, 2015
chelsie1My name is Chelsie and I am the newest recipient of the Lauren’s Wing Fund for Animal Care! I used to live at another local shelter – lonely, hurt and waiting. When that shelter realized the extent of my medical issues, a call was made to Action for Animals Humane Society pleading for help. Arrangements were made for the transfer.

I arrived at AFA and while having my leg evaluated it was discovered that I was pregnant with a litter of pups. So yes, “Betsy Ross” and I have some things in common! After safely delivering my litter, AFA shelter manager Lu made the journey with me to Ohio State University. Yes, that is my pic patiently sitting in the waiting room. The veterinarians surmise something hit me hard from the front. Both my legs showed signs of trauma. One healed, but the other was dislocated with no signs it would ever improve.

I needed to undergo a long and complicated surgery and stayed at the university for a week. There is now a pin and brace holding my front leg in place. It will stay there until mid August when I make a return trip to Ohio State for another evaluation and check up. I am back at the AFA shelter, resting comfortably and rockin’ my Elizabethan collar! I’ve got a long road ahead, but thanks to the terrific care at Action for Animals, I am making progress.chelsie2

Special hugs and kisses to the amazing AFA staff and shelter manager Lu, for accepting me with all the challenges that lie ahead. Also a big shout out (ROOF!) to all the kind and generous people who help support the Lauren’s Wing Fund.

Lauren’s Wing is proud to have provided the medical funds for this special dog. We have funded 19 recipients to date – Chelsie’s procedure has been one of the most complicated. Although Chelsie’s surgery was lengthy and costly, the joy of watching this helpless shelter animal be rehabilitated is absolutely priceless! Thank you to everyone who supports our mission to help AFA shelter animals in need of extraordinary medical care.