SAVE FRANKIE – HIS OWNER SHOT HIM ON TWO LEGS AND LEFT HIM HANDICAPPED
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
You open your eyes to the world in a filthy cage , with your 7 brothers and sisters. Your mother , an underfed German Shepherd used for the sole purpose of producing puppies , does not get out of the cage even for defecating. You make your way to the milk source , defeating your siblings several times every day. You have to get through this. You have to ”live”. You suckle her with a bit more of strength every day.You win.
You remain alive unlike your many siblings.
And one day , a man comes to your dark corner and grabs you by the neck. You can almost touch the smell of alcohol emanating from his breath.They put you in a carton box. Then you leave your cage , to never see your mother and the rest of your brothers and sisters again. They name you – Frankie.
Your new home is the wooden kennel in his yard. You are tied to it with a chain of 2 meters , fed once a day and seldom walked outside of the perimeters of his yard. He is proud of you though , you are his ”joy” , he claims. Your light dwindles a bit more every day. You imagine how it is to live like a real dog , running free and sleeping with your human pack as you curl inside your wooden kennel in the freezing cold night.
One day , you finally make it. You break your chain and start running like wild fire.You jump through the fence , start chasing the dogs in the neighborhood in your village. As your pace increases , so does your euphoria , you feel ”happy” for the very first time in your short innocent life.
AND THEN , EVERYTHING FADES.
You fall unconscious as your ‘owner’ shots you on your two hind legs.
The intensity of your pain , the betrayal and the despair is imprinted forever in your soul. Something deep inside your heart cracks. You will never be the same.
You become damaged for life.
This is how Frankie , a pure bred German Shepherd , bought from an illegal puppy mill found him-self handicapped and in the streets. No one cared enough to bring Frankie to a hospital , he mended for him-self until one of our friends spotted him in that remote village. She immediately asked for help and we organized Frankie’s transport to our hospital to assess his situation better.
It is a disaster.
The bullet pieces are spread through his femur bilaterally. There are so many pieces that it makes it hard to know for a certainty where to start.Because Frankie was in the streets without any medical help , his bones fused wrongly and they got infected. This is going to be a very lengthy and complicated surgery and post-operative period where our doctors will use the technique of Illizarov , to fix the wrongly fused bones.
Frankie needs all of us now. Please imagine for a second Frankie was your dog and imagine him being left alone in his most vulnerable moment… Help Frankie get through this nightmare… Help us SAVE FRANKIE