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Samaritan Saves Shiloh

Samaritan Saves Shiloh
Shiloh, shown here with Althena, the woman who rescued her from certain death.

Shiloh shown with her rescuer


Shiloh, a five month old puppy, was destined to become road kill at the hands of her owner.

But somewhere, an angel must of have been watching over her. That fateful day when she was being repeatedly kicked by a man on the side of the road, a woman on her way to work noticed. She pulled over, parked her vehicle and implored the man to stop. Of course this only infuriated the sub-human, who could only be described as a heartless lunatic.

His reaction? He picked up the helpless pup by its front and back legs, in a hog-tied fashion, and began to swing it back and forth, threatening to toss the whimpering pup into oncoming traffic.

At this point, the woman was frantic. She telephoned 911 but they offered her no help. Then in a last ditch effort, she enlisted the aid of a nearby road construction worker. Thankfully, the worker was able to distract the man long enough for the woman to grab the pup and slip it into the backseat of her car. She wasted no time driving away from the scene.

dog-shiloh-in-poolOnce she had the dog in her vehicle, she noticed that something was wrong with its front leg. “It’s probably broken,” she thought. Unable to afford the medical care required to help the dog, she contacted Texas Animal Guardians (TAG). We arranged for Shiloh to be examined by our veterinarian. The veterinarian discovered that her front leg had sustained previous injuries which caused a severe infection. There was no sign of bone breakage.

Even so, the doctor suspected that Shiloh’s nerves were damaged. We were all hopeful that once the infection subsided, she would regain the use of her leg. Unfortunately, that was not the case.  Due to the neglect and abuse at the hands of her former “owner,” she had to have the limb amputated.

But the story has a happy ending: Shiloh is such a brave and happy girl, that she doesn’t even notice! She runs and plays just like any other four-legged dog. In fact, she smiles, wags her tail, and has a terrific attitude about life. We think she’s one of the greatest dogs we’ve ever met. She certainly is one of the bravest.

Shiloh is now living a happy “dog’s life” with her new family in New Braunfels, Texas.

Many of the animals received into our adoption program need expensive medical care. Your tax deductible contribution helps pay for this. Won’t you please consider a small donation to help needy animals get well? This gives them a chance at adoption and a new life. Thank you in advance!