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Gimpy was found walking on the side of a very busy expressway when a Good Samaritan picked her up before she was hit by a car. This lady kept Gimpy for a few days and decided to take her into the vet as she had a limp rear leg. Dr. Collins was the vet that saw Gimpy and did some x-rays and found out that Gimpy had several pins in her leg but it was a hack job as Gimpy couldn’t even bend her leg correctly and when she sat down her leg went straight up in the air and obviously was causing her pain. The Good Samaritan decided to bring Gimpy (we named her Lady Belle at the shelter) into the shelter in case someone was missing her. A couple weeks went by with no one showing interest in Gimpy so a rescue decided to pull her but returned her the next day as they said Gimpy was mean and aggressive. One of the animal control officers, Diane, decided to take Gimpy home for a little while as it broke her heart for her to be sitting in a cage for so long. In the meantime, a rescue was contacted named Making Miracles who offered to take Gimpy to their vet for a consult on her leg. It was then recommended that the leg be amputated as there was much damage so off the leg came and Dr. Wilson who did the amputation did a phenomenal job and the rescue assisted with the payment of the surgery! November 7th will mark 1 year that Gimpy arrived to the Lapeer Shelter and to this day Diane still has Gimpy! Gimpy found her forever home and best friend in Diane and a true bond will never be broken!

Lapeer Shelter, Michigan

Wendy Yax
Metamora, MI

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