I was going to start this post with ‘Once upon a time’, but then you would think it was a fairy tale. It’s not. It’s real life. It’s the brief story of Freckles, an amazing mamma.
On April 2, 2013, there was a barn fire. The horse trailer next to it also caught fire. As her adopted (aka: human) daddy, John, was fighting the fire, Freckles was running into the trailer! She gave birth to her puppies in there just the week before.
Her daddy pulled her out of harm’s way as soon as he could. She had saved 2 of her puppies, but was badly burned. Her daddy rushed her to the Powhatan Animal Hospital where a team of medical staff was waiting for her. Freckles survived. She’s a fighter!
Freckles is home now, but is going through treatments at Veterinary Referral and Critical Care, the same place that helped Willow defeat her meningitis. It is the very best critical care facility in the area and I wouldn’t take Willow anywhere else in an emergency.
With the medical bills we went through with our baby girl, we know what kind of bills her daddy is amassing. It’s very expensive to get our four-legged family members healthy when they are so ill. John was very reluctant to do it, but he set up a ‘go fund me’ account to raise money for Freckles’ medical bills. He is very close to the goal he originally set up, but the bills are piling up and she still has a long way to go before she’s totally healed.
As it took so much for John to even ask for help to begin with, he is even more reluctant to raise the goal. It is so very hard to ask for money, especially from strangers. So, I am asking for him. I know there are dog lovers out there who read my blog. If you can, even if it’s just a little, please consider giving to help Freckles using the link below, even if the goal has been reached. You can also read more of Freckles’ story there.
If you can’t give, please say a prayer for Freckles and her family as they struggle through her recovery. Thank you from everyone who has come to love Freckles.