A broken jaw and a shattered leg, Lilac the dog was struggling to stay alive when a jogger in Atlanta, Georgia saw her hiding under a car.
The dog had been viciously attacked by other dogs and unknown humans. But when the Good Samaritan approached her, she crawled out to meet them. It’s as if “she knew she was being saved.”
She was rushed to the vet by New York-based Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs, where she immediately received emergency care.
Further veterinary inspection revealed that as well as a severely damaged leg and broken jaw, Lilac also had abdominal trauma due to a bullet lodged inside of her!
Despite the trauma to her body, Lilac’s tail would wag whenever someone gave her attention.
After a “touch-and-go” few days, Lilac miraculously pulled through.
“Where there is a will, there’s a way. There is something about this little lambchop survivor folks, she is so loving and beautiful,” wrote Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs.
“She is the kind of dog that you literally have to get a grip, sit back and honor the connection with mutual openness. She has endured a lifetime of pain and horror yet she wants to love and give and connect.”
Vets couldn’t save her leg, but they worked miracles to heal the rest of her. Lilac may have three legs now but she’s on the road to a full recovery.
Lilac is now thriving with the love and attention she’s getting!
“She fought for a very long time to get to where she is today. She may have lost her leg, but she gained a family the size of the universe,” said her rescuers. “She is receiving so much love from those in the hospital and from all over the world! We are so touched by the outpouring of support and unconditional love for Lilac.”
To support Lilac and dogs like her, please visit Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs.
A little over month after Lilac’s recovery, she was adopted! Second Chance posted:
“Lilac will remain in Georgia and will go home this weekend. Look how happy she is with her new adopter, like really look at her face!”
“They went on to thank the excellent medical team that saved Lilac’s life and concluded of her rescue, “Everything was orchestrated by divine intervention. The red seas parted and fate took its course and took you away from your troubles. You didn’t deserve any of what happened to you Lilac, and here you are. Awe and gratitude will continue to guide you.”