WATCH: Dragged Dog Beating the Odds
A German Shepherd is beating all the odds, after being found, left to die, along St. Andrews Road Monday morning
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A German Shepherd is beating all the odds, after being found, left to die, along St. Andrews Road Monday morning.
The dog, known as Miracle and Arabella, was discovered by Spirit BanBrown and her fiance, Monique Ramsey. BanBrown was dropping Ramsey off at work at 1117 St. Andrews Rd. The two were warned by other staff not to park behind the building; they said there was a dead coyote.
Upon closer inspection, BanBrown realized it was actually a German Shepherd, who was able to pick up her tail and head, in a nod of acceptance. The two arranged for the dog to be taken to a nearby veterinary clinic. The clinic, Paws and Claws, had been working with New York-based non-profit Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on recent cases of animal abuse. Right away, the group agreed to assume responsibility of all costs associated with saving Arabella. She was taken to an emergency clinic that was better equipped for doing the intensive surgery she required.
Veterinarians successfully amputated Arabella’s left back leg Tuesday.
The dog’s abdomen and legs had been skinned, with tendons and bones exposed in places. Paws and Claws Vet Tech Nikki Jones says the injuries are consistent with a dog that’s been dragged behind a car, but there’s no way to know for sure without video evidence.
“It’s very common,” Jones said. “These kinds of things happen weekly around here.”
No one has come forward to claim her.
Treatments will exceed $10,000. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC does have a fund where you can donate. They’re also gathering money for a reward to help find who is responsible. To help, click here. To learn more about the group, and see more photos as Arabella continues on her road to recovery, click here.
A police report is in the process of being filed.