When Stray Paws got the call about a dog that had been laying in the snow for two days, they had no idea how she got there. Was she there because she was sick, or injured, had she been in an accident?
Although they didn’t know why the dog was there, they knew they had to rush to save her. When they arrived, they saw that the freezing pup was nearly buried alive. A blanket of snow partially covered her body, and it was a miracle that she was breathing because the temperatures were below freezing.
How the dog had survived two days in freezing weather is anyone’s guess. She could barely move and had to be in great pain. Despite this, she allowed rescuers to put her in a kennel so they could take her to the vet.
They named her Snow White, a perfect name for a freezing girl. Once at the vet, they began to try to warm up her tiny body with IV infusions. The vet guessed her age to only be about three years old.
Her body temperature was only 32.9°C, the normal temperature would be 38°C. She didn’t weigh much at all, so she didn’t have much protection from the freezing elements she was lost in. She didn’t have tags, and no one knew her, so they think she was abandoned.
They did everything they could for the sweet little dog. Once they got her body temperature up, it took her some time to be able to walk on her paws again. But by some miracle she survived and by day two, was able to walk around and even go outside.
But despite her progress, she wasn’t out of the woods yet. Snow White had a long road to recovery because she also got sick. It took her some time and medication but three months after she was pulled from the snow, she finally had a forever home of her own where she was thriving and even had doggy friends.
Sadly, dogs like Snow White are abandoned all the time. But thankfully, there are people like the rescuers at Stray Paws who do all they can to help. They are true heroes who work tirelessly to save as many dogs as they can.
We hope you enjoyed getting to see her happy ending. She is such a sweet, happy girl despite all she went through. It warms the heart to see her doing so well with her new family. As always, please share her story with your friends.