“Cranberry, the Christmas beagle” a homeless dog who had a miraculous discovery, was dubbed by the staff at the veterinary hospital that saved her life. It was not that long ago; Cranberry was without a name and hope in the world.
When Cranberry arrived at Stark County Humane Society in Canton, Ohio, her legs were broken. The rescue was not sure if they could help her, however, luckily, there was a program available for injured animals just like her.
“We have a project at our hospital called the For Paws project which takes in severely wounded or ill pets which are slated for euthanasia,” Dr. Jennifer Jellison, a veterinarian at For Paws/Blue Cross Animal Hospital in North Canton, Ohio said. “She was brought directly to me, as her fractures were so severe.”
Despite the terrible fractures, splints seemed to actually start to work. Cranberry was able to hobble around.
“Although she will never run like a beagle again I believe she will be pain-free,” Dr. Jellison said.
“We are working on meeting new people and getting used to toys,” Dr. Jellison said. “Can you imagine? Afraid of a dog toy?”
“She is so cute and she has a little following here,” Dr. Jellison said. “People come to see her, bring her flowers, sit with her … our clients have been amazing helping to socialize her.”
The splints are expected to be removed in about a week, and Cranberry will be looking for the forever home she always deserved. Dr. Jellison hopes she’ll find a good home “with a lap and a fireplace.”
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