Miki’s “Beautiful Story”

Animals in Need, Rescue News / Saturday, January 31st, 2015


Miki (which means beautiful story) went home to her wonderful foster home today where she’ll receive a lot of care and love!

SpottingMiki’s story began almost a month ago when a Homeward Bound WV volunteer was alerted to a dog with a steel trap embedded on its leg. The dog was first spotted and photographed on January 7th. Numerous search efforts by volunteers, and placing humane traps and food did not seem to work. Signs were put up in the area and we had thousands of photo shares on facebook, but to no avail.

After weeks went by without any signs of the young lab, it was with a heavy heart we “closed the mission.”  Then on the morning of January 27th, we received a photograph of the dog with a location. A call was sent out for volunteers to help search on horseback or ATV due to the treacherous and dense terrain.  After many hours she became very tired and gave up the way we hoped she would–the steel trap still clinging to her paw.


She was transported to Hillcrest Vet Clinic where they had to perform surgery to amputate part of her foot.  The most difficult part will be healing her emotional wounds because she has been through a horrific, painful ordeal and it will take time, patience and lots of love for her to recover.


Miki is now living the good life in foster care.  She is adjusting well to indoor life and is so trusting and forgiving as most animals are.  She will be available for adoption once she is completely healed, healthy, and socialized.

Thank you all so much for your concern about her, those who helped search, who shared her photos and info, those that have already donated to her care, and those who volunteer and foster which make these “beautiful stories” a reality.   We are happy to know there are so many animal lovers, like ourselves, out there!


How You Can Help:

Donate directly to Miki’s online fundraiser: Miki’s Beautiful Story and Fundraiser

Tax deductible DONATIONS for her care can be made:10928936_806018339471310_7797581824086068722_o
via PayPal: donate@Homewardboundwv.org.

If you would like to help with Miki’s care, you can purchase a bag of Merrick DOG FOOD in the chicken and sweet potato blend from Woofs Pet Supply Store
located at 1137 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown, WV, or purchase a bag over the phone: (304) 599-9663. Miki’s foster will stop in and pick it up from Woofs.

If you think she would like anything else to make her stay more comfortable, we will be at Petco on Sunday for our adoption event from 12-4.

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