Sheeba's Story by Karen
I first met Sheeba in Oct/Nov of 2012 when I received a call from Amanda.
Her leg was hanging and dragging and she was unable to walk far before falling over.
Amanda informed us that Sheeba had been hit by a car some 6-8months previously. She had undergone 2 operations which sadly made the leg even worse.
We took her (a 2 hours drive) to a more experienced vet. The only options were to leave the leg as it was or amputate.
So the only choice we had was to remove the leg as it was still broken in 2 places and being dragged by Sheeba.
She made a great recovery but sadly we could not take her to the shelter with 3 legs to recover as she needed one on one attention so we paid to have her put into private boarding.
The German Shepherd UK charity said they would take Sheeba and we were thrilled by this as it was
|Sheeba at the bottom in her large Great Dane crate|
her only chance of getting out of Turkey. Few people want a dog with 4 legs never mind 3 so we arranged for her to be transported in a Great Dane crate with Karen alongside her every step of the way.
Making regular stops through Europe we finally arrived In The U.K.
On her arrival in the UK we met with Suzanne a wonderful lady with a massive HEART and she instantly fell in love with Sheeba.
Sadly she had a hole... very old, from the road traffic accident, and hair had grown over it.
The only reason Suzanne noticed this was because her dogs were sniffing the area. Sheeba never bit it or gave any indication anything was wrong, nor did our vets pick up on this.
We know Sheeba's life will have been shortened because of the bad accident and being on 3 legs but we will never know how long she has left.
Suzanne and the UK charity GERMAN SHEPHERD UK have been brilliant and Suzanne herself has decided to adopt Sheeba and she will live with her for however long she has left!
|Sheeba with Suzanne after arriving in the UK|
TAG would like to thank them very much firstly for confirming that it would have been hard for us to spot the hole in her leg, it being such an old wound and unable to be seen for all the hair covering it, and secondly for giving Sheeba the love she so deserves and for allowing Sheeba to come to them. We will be forever grateful to Suzanne for this and for giving Sheeba a home filled with love! Thank you.