Over the weekend, the non-profit organization, The Arrow Fund, provided an update about a puppy, missing her front paws, who was abandoned in a duffel bag which had been dumped in the woods. The pit bull pup, dubbed Freya, is recuperating from her injuries (including a broken femur) and she will soon be starting physical therapy.
The Arrow Fund described the puppy’s challenges:
We need to make sure the muscles do not atrophy before she grows enough to have surgery on the fractured leg. She is just too tiny at this point. That is where physical therapy will help. She will be under the care of Dr. Ruth Schmidtchen at Blue Pearl. We adore Dr. Ruth Schmidtchen ♥️, who has cared for so many Arrow Fund babies.
As little Freya grows, she will likely need prosthetics for the legs which are missing paws – in the meantime, she will continue to receive the love, physical therapy and veterinary care that she needs.
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The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, the non-profit agency strives to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana’s animal welfare laws.
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