Osa, April, 2001
Two people decided to take their dogs out for a leisurely walk. While on their walk, they saw Osa, a young stray black Lab, in Lawndale, California. In a split second, a speeding sport utility vehicle changed the life of this young Lab. The SUV stopped, but the driver did not help. The dog walkers contacted animal control, and they took Osa to the shelter. A week later she was available for adoption. But she didn't have any takers. Although in apparent pain, she still managed to wag her tail, but no one wanted an injured dog.
One of the original rescuers kept tabs on Osa. When her time was up, she was adopted to save her from being euthanized. The first trip was to the vet. Here it was determined she had a fractured pelvis. To make matters worse, the injury began to heal improperly on its own.
Osa's rescuer is very resourceful. She raised a great deal of the money required to patch Osa up, and the vet provided a generous rescue discount, but Osa still needed more money for her surgery. An inquiry to Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue allowed the rescuer to find LABMED, and in turn, a chance for a new life for Osa!
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