OKLAHOMA CITY – A 5-month-old puppy is lucky to be alive after suffering serious injuries, and veterinarians aren’t sure what happened to her.
"This is Melea Moon, and she had been surrendered to the shelter. We don't know what happened,” said Matt Goodwin with the Bella Foundation.
Melea had a huge gash across her face and, after a trip to the vet, they quickly learned her wound was more severe than they thought.
"It was very large on the top of her head, and she had multiple fractures in her jaw,” Goodwin said.
At first, they weren’t sure if she would make it.
"At that point, we reached out to our community on social media, and they helped chip in to raise the money to help get her care started and on her journey toward healing,” Goodwin said.
Now, she’s living with a foster family and doing well.
"It was really scary, and we weren't sure what was going to happen to her. So, we're really thankful,” Goodwin said.
That’s why Goodwin and the Bella Foundation do what they do, providing foster and permanent homes for cats and dogs as well as veterinary assistance.
"It's hard some days to see those stories and see those animals have pain, but to see their healing journey and how they reach out to people kind of keeps you motivated to do what you do,” Goodwin said.
The Bella Foundation is hosting A Dog Walk in the Park 2017 – Peace, Love and Pups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 23 at Duffner Park.
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