Freya was found in a duffle bag missing her front paws.
A tiny puppy was found in the woods stuffed in a duffel bag. She has no front paws and a badly injured back. This poor baby was crying and the authorities rushed to the scene and transferred the badly injured puppy.
Our partners at The Arrow Fund were contacted by authorities to step in to save tiny Freya. She was out of state so a pilot named Valerie Allen donated her time and plane to fly and pick up this baby for The Arrow Fund. We have created the products you see below to help us raise the funds for Freya.
She was immediately taken to a 24 hour emergency Vet where doctors were waiting to save her life. The doctors were shocked by what they saw next. She has no front paws and her femur is fractured due to blunt force trauma. When she gets bigger she will need an FHO on the leg with the fracture. As she ages she will most likely need prosthetics for her front feet and corrective surgeries. Her immediate and long term care will be extensive and expensive.This case is under investigation. So we will not be able to answer any questions about who and why someone did this to her. Please support us if you are able. This is just heartbreaking.
UPDATE : Freya is now in a medical foster home . Thanks to the Weedman family for showing Freya the love and security she needs as we try to help her medically. Freya will be starting physical therapy. She is missing her front paws but the most critical situation at this time, is her fractured femur. The Arrow Fund needs to make sure the muscles do not atrophy before she grows enough to have surgery on the fractured leg. She is just too tiny at this point . She will be under the care of Dr. Ruth Schmidtchen at Blue Pearl. Prosthetics will be needed as she grows.
UPDATE: Our little girl is up to 15.2 pounds! Freya’s stitches have been removed from the FHO surgery needed to repair the broken femur. She also has completed all shots except for her 2nd flu shot which she will receive in a few weeks. This week she also begins post surgical physical therapy .Freya is actually putting weight on her back leg. For now the front legs that have no paws are being protected by socks and booties. We will be watching Freya very closely because as she grows in size and weight this may become a serious issue.
UPDATE 8-31-18: Freya had yet another surgery on one of her front legs. Her front paws were gone when we rescued her, but the area where she puts her weight down on in the front , had sharp bone fragments. So an incision on the top of her foot was made (so that what she has left of her paw pad remains intact) and they removed sharp bone fragments. One was so sharp it looked like a needle. Freya came through surgery great and is back home with her foster family!
UPDATE 9-24-18: Well baby Freya isnt a baby anymore. Freya has endured two surgeries and lots of physical therapy. Molds were made this week of her front feet (remember her paws are missing) to have custom boots made for her . The Weedman family is her foster family and is showing Freya what love is all about! She loves her two little human foster brothers and they love her in return.
We have partnered with TAF to help raise the funds they need to save Freya. His care will cost in the thousands. That is not the type of funds rescuers have.
To help save Freya please consider purchasing one of her shirts, totes, bracelets and coffee mugs below. We have partnered with TAF to create these animal saving products to raise the funds needed to save her.
The Arrow Fund
The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.