A Labrador mix who survived being hit by a train a few weeks ago has been euthanized after new medical problems were discovered.
The Great Plains SPCA said Poppy “crossed the Rainbow Bridge” on Friday night. As she passed, the people close to Poppy were right by her side.
On May 9, someone found Poppy by the train tracks in Missouri.The Labrador mix was rushed to the Great Plains SPCA. She had a shattered femur, shoulder injury, and a badly damaged ear.
According to Great Plains SPCA, vets became concerned over the last few days because her recovery was more delayed than expected. Radiographs taken Thursday morning revealed that Poppy had developed serious new medical issues.
To confirm their findings, the shelter sent the Labrador mix to the University of Missouri Veterinary School on Friday for a neurology consultation.
“Unfortunately, even with additional surgery, Poppy would be unable to walk and unable to control her bowels or bladder. Her spirits have never skipped a beat since her tragic accident, but her body simply couldn’t heal and she was in pain,” Great Plains SPCA said in a Facebook post.
People who were moved with Poppy’s story helped and sent donations for the pooch’s recovery. The shelter officials say they created a memorial plaque to be displayed in their veterinary care center with the names of all those who contributed to her care.
“We cannot express how grateful we are to all of you who stepped forward to give her the best possible chance and share with her your love,” the shelter said. “Her legacy will live strong through the Poppy Memorial Medical Fund.”
The fund created in Poppy’s honor will allow the Great Plains SPCA to continue to care for other rescues in critical cases.
“Thank you for joining us Kansas City in helping Poppy and so many pets like her. You were her Heroes… and are ours too,” the shelter said.
Source: KCTV 5