Not too long ago, Odell, a truck driver, was driving through St. Louis when he noticed a dog in a ditch. He was working at the time, so he didn’t have enough time to stop, but he called the Stray Rescue of Saint Louis and told them what he saw.
He gave them directions about how to get to the dog. Rescuers were sent to find the dog, and she was exactly where Odell had told them he would be. At first glance, it seemed that she was just lying there, unwilling to move, but that wasn’t the whole story.
When they took a closer look, they noticed that she was broken. Most likely, she had been hit by a car and left in the ditch for dead. Thanks to Odell, help got there in time, and the dog survived. So, they called her Odella to honor him.
The rescuers took her to a hospital right away, and an examination showed that she had a dislocated hip and a broken foot. Even though she was in so much pain, she was clearly grateful to be somewhere safe and warm.
Her injuries were bad, but not bad enough that they couldn’t be fixed. So, they scheduled surgery, and the procedure was successful. Her healing journey will be long and hard, but she will get back to full health.
And until she is back on her feet and ready to find a home, the volunteers at the rescue will take great care of her, and will give her all the love she deserves.
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