Monday, July 14, 2008
Pony Survivor Of Hurricane Katrina
May 5th, 2008 - from the site Animal Chatter
Molly, an abandoned horse from Hurricane Katrina, has found a new way of life and is loving it. It took Molly several weeks of living on her own after that horrible day to be found and brought to an animal rescue site. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull which severely tore up her leg from under her knee. She was taken to LSU where they upon inital evaluation did not think they could help her, and being a rescue, anything they did would cost a lot of money, which in rescue is always a hinder. But, after the surgeon got to know Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how Molly, stoic as she was, would protect that leg laying down on the opposite side and would shift her weight so that it wasn’t always on one good leg. The surgeon agreed he would remove her leg from just under the knee down, and a human prothesis designer made her a leg. This has changed Mollys life. Though at times she wants it removed, and she lets you know it, she also lets you know when she wants it put back on. She tours the rehab centers with her new owner giving hope to those who are in the same situation she was in. Shes an inspiration to us all. Shes not a hundred percent back to herself, but in time she will be, and she is helping others along the way.
This story was so sweet, I had to post it. Enjoy!