COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND SEVERELY BURNED DOG WHO ALERTED OWNER TO FIRE - “Through all of his pain, Kali has continued to be a kind, loving animal that trusts us to do our best for her. Even when the procedure is obviously painful, she bears it with barely any complaint.”
Late last year, a Chocolate Labrador named Kali alerted her owner when a fire broke out in a shed. Although Kali saved the house from the fire, she suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 50% of her body. Ownership of Kali was subsequently relinquished to the Clermont Veterinary Hospital in Georgia where she continues to recover. Kali’s story inspired many and over $11,000 was raised for her care. The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia performed the surgeries on Kali. Read more from gainesvilletimes.com:
[Kimberly] Hayes said they managed Kali’s care with fresh daily bandaging, which alone cost $100 a day to administer, not including the hours of volunteer work contributed at the animal clinic.
But through all the stress and trauma, Hayes said, Kali was a fighter.
“She was so cooperative and accepting and willing for us to just help her. She knew we were trying to help, and her desire to live is what helped with the healing process, and people all over, pouring out their prayers,” she said. “People in Colorado, New England, Connecticut, New Jersey, France, Texas. Students giving up their ice cream money so we could collect money for her fund.”
Hayes took Kali home to monitor her care away from the clinic. She stayed up until 2 a.m. some nights to make sure Kali was still breathing.
“It was stressful,” Hayes said, of taking on the responsibility.
But the effort was worth it; Kali’s resilience is an inspiration, she said.
“I just feel very blessed and very lucky to have such a wonderful dog,” she said. “I think she’s taught all of us, no matter how bad things may be for us, whether it’s an accident, whatever is going on in our lives. She’s taught me to love and to trust.”
An event to celebrate Kali and her recovery will take place at Laurel Park in Gainesville this coming Sunday afternoon. What an amazing story. Click here for the full story, and here to learn more about Clermont Veterinary Hospital. Please also visit the Kali’s Fund Facebook page where you can learn how to help and also see many pictures and videos of Kali. (Photos from Kali’s Fund FB page)
Shes so beautiful
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in love with this.
jon-neal asked: have you prepared yourself for an inbox of dicks after your last anon? (ps 'inbox of dicks' is a great band name)
I’m gunna call my child inbox of dicks
“Do you ever just sit back and think about how lucky we are?”
“Of course I do. “
“I feel like I’m at the exact right place at the exact right...