Tipper, October, 2001
This little chocolate pup started off with a family that cared enough to have her microchipped, but didn't care enough to stand by her when it counted.
Somehow this 5-month-old pup was out on her own on the streets of Logan, Utah and had an encounter with a vehicle. She was taken to a veterinary hospital that scanned for a microchip. With that number, the veterinary clinic was able to contact the owners. They refused to treat her and told the veterinarian to euthanize her. The clinic just couldn't do it and contacted Companion Golden Retriever Rescue. Even though Tipper was not a Golden Retriever, she took her in.
Tipper recovered from her accident however, extensive nerve damage to her right front leg could not be repaired. The rescue group applied to LABMED for funds needed for the surgery to amputate the useless leg.
Tipper made a rapid recovery from the surgery, quickly learning to get around as a tri-pod. Two weeks after the surgery the sutures were removed and she was spayed. A short time later she found her forever home.
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