Castries, Saint Lucia: Meet Gracie, the new entry in the HelpAWS family. While introducing the pup who was brought to after she was hit by a vehicle and left injured on the road, the animal welfare organisation stated, “Grace – the word means totally different things to different people, but to us, it means courage, perseverance, trust, hope, strength, and love.”
The post by social media by the dog shelter further said that she was scared and in pain but willing to let us show her the compassion she deserved. She was so hungry and tired during the first few days with us; she would gobble down her meals and then fall asleep for hours in one of our laps. She is such a complete love; it’s tough to imagine how tragic her life was before she came to HelpAWS.
It furthermore stated that from the beginning, Gracie has not put any weight on her right front leg. We assumed the leg or paw was broken, but with very few resources available here on the island, we knew we had to get her to Canada to be seen by our vet as soon as possible.
“Gracie has now been in Canada since January 10th, enjoying lots of love and companionship from her foster family. She especially loves her foster sibling, who is showing her the ropes. She has figured out how to hop around on her three good legs and easily gets where she wants to go. She is a happy girl who is full of beans and ready to take on each new day,” HelpAWS added.
The animal welfare organisation noted that the good news is, her leg is not fractured! However, there is a shoulder luxation that is highly unusual, so she is now scheduled to be evaluated by a surgeon to see what the treatment or prognosis will be. Whatever it is, we are committed to making sure Gracie has an incredible, fulfilling life.
While explaining about condition of pup, the organisation further stated that Gracie is ready to find her forever family. She does suffer from some separation anxiety (not surprising considering all she has been through in her short lifetime), so it would be ideal if she could join a family where someone is home with her much of the time or there is another dog there who can help Gracie feel safe and happy.
To learn more about Gracie, go to www.helpaws.com/adopt to read her bio and complete an online adoption application. The organisation is happy to set up a meet and greet for approved adopters.