What a great success our fundraiser for Satchel’s birthday was last month! Lila’s story is just one way your generous donations has enabled us to carry on our mission of Rescue-Rehab-Rehome for the dogs and cats with nowhere else to go because of breed, behavior or medical issues. Lila came within an hour of losing her life – a girl with so much life yet to live. It was Sunday, September 15, when we received an urgent plea from a county shelter rescue team to save Lila’s life. The plea stated she had an open femoral fracture and was in pain. The plea went on to say she was “very hard to handle, and even with sedation screams and lunges.” The potential rescue needed to have a committed foster. It was Sunday, we needed time to discuss with our team and find a foster if our decision was to take her into our program. But no, Lila’s time was up and she would die today if a rescue commitment was not made by 7 pm. Satchel’s scrambling started, our team agreed we had to do whatever was possible for this girl, one of our regular fosters offered her home, and the call was made for a stay of execution for this poor baby. Lila became a member of the Satchel’s family.
Lila’s limb couldn’t be saved and surgery to remove her leg was performed. This little girl is shy and timid but we have seen none of the lunging or aggression towards her caregivers. Being in severe pain, as Lila was, can cause the reaction she displayed before her leg was amputated. She has been in her foster home recovering since and is now ready to move on out to a new forever home. Lila is guessed to be approximately 3 years old. She gets along with the other dogs in the foster home and ignores the cats.
For an appointment to meet Lila, please email adoptions@satchelslastresort.org or call 941-924-5070.