In the immediate aftermath of such an awful experience, Lexi was unfortunately in for more. After losing their home and all possessions, Lexi’s family felt emotionally and financially unable to provide her with the care she needed to heal from her wounds. As such, they brought her to a veterinary clinic to euthanize her. Luckily, one of the vet techs at the clinic fell in love with Lexi and asked if she could take the poor dog in instead of putting her to sleep. Lexi’s previous family agreed.
Knowing full well she wouldn’t be able to fund Lexi’s ongoing care herself, the vet tech who saved her precious life reached out to Ruff Start for help. With little hesitation, we said we’d take on her expenses. Most dogs would deserve that sort of a second chance, but this dog was even brave enough to survive a burning building and try to save her own puppies. Who would be more deserving of a chance at an extraordinary life than her?
Now, in rescue, Lexi’s hair – what’s left of it, anyway – is singed and frayed. She has dozens of horrible burns covering her entire body, including her face. She has a large ulcer over one eye. Yet her tail still wags and she is quiet in a kennel, grateful to still be alive and comfortable despite her wounds and the intentions of others.