Dog Hit By Train Survives Thanks to HUA

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EveB1Late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve two gentlemen came to the HUA shelter to report a beautiful dog lying in a field in a pool of blood, unable to move.  They tried to pick her up to bring her to Hearts United for Animals for help but she would not let them come near her, giving them warning signals that she was in pain and did not want to be touched.  HUA employees followed them to the field where they found her 30 feet from the railroad tracks.  She was unable to walk and although she wanted help she also did not want to be touched.  John from HUA was able to gently convince her that he was there to help and would be very careful with her.  She had a laceration under her eye and her back legs were very painful.  She stopped at the HUA shelter to have an injection of pain medication and was then on her way to Urgent Pet Care in Omaha.  It was found that this beautiful girl had three breaks in her pelvis with not much left of her sacrum.  She was kept comfortable at Urgent Pet Care over the holiday and then transferred to Mobile Animal Clinic in Omaha where Dr Merkley, an orthopedic specialist, was called in to evaluate her.  Although he knew it would be a very difficult operation he was willing to try.  The surgery happened a week later after swelling went down, nerve damage assessments had been performed, and her lacerations and mouth injuries were attended to.  Because of her facial/jaw injuries she had to be syringe fed for nearly two weeks.

To commemorate her late day New Year’s Eve rescue she was named Eve.  Eve’s operation was lengthy and difficult.  She spent a week recovering on heavy pain meds and has just returned to Hearts United for Animals where she will spend the next eight to ten weeks completing her recovery.  She is now able to eat soft people food on her own, with chicken and hamburger being her favorites.  Eve had many special visitors and gifts sent to her during her two week stay in the veterinary hospitals in Omaha.  People were kind enough to cook her food, send her plush toys and blankets and stop by to wish her well.  We are not sure what type of dog Eve is but it has been suggested that she may have some Irish Wolfhound in her background, or Scottish Deerhound.  She is three years old and after her recovery is complete will be looking for a special family to call her own.  We will continue to assess her needs as she recovers to see if she will be able to do stairs or if a ranch style home would be best for her.  If you are interested in adopting Eve please email  Donations for Eve’s care and recovery can be made online by clicking here.  Your support makes success stories like Eve’s possible.  Eve sends many thanks from the bottom of her heart to everyone who has helped to care for her and save her life.


15 Responses to “Dog Hit By Train Survives Thanks to HUA”

  1. Terri Donahue Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Eve, you are so beautiful, I can’t stop looking at your face! I have been following your story and I know you are going to find a very loving forever home in the very near future.

  2. Kathy Caywood Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I hadn’t heard anything for awhile about Eve and thought of her several times, wondering. Am so happy for you Eve!! I, too, am sure you’ll find a forever home when you’re fully recovered.

  3. judie herz Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    So glad you are on your way to recovery sweet baby. Praying for you.

  4. Debby Durham Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Eve, you’ve touched my heart. You’re very special! :-)

  5. LeAnn Bouc Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    What a little miracle Eve. She will find a good home. What a cutie.

  6. Kathryn McCord Says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Eve, you are a Christmas Miracle! You are an inspiration to so many! You have been in my heart since the moment I saw your picture; your loving face and happy smile warm my heart. I pray that you will find a loving forever home before Christmas of 2014! God bless you!

  7. Elaine Covert Says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Bless Hearts United for Animals for helping Eve and all the other creatures. I have been following HUA for the past couple weeks. Such a wonderful group!

  8. Elizabeth Hall Says:
    January 18th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Eve, I have been thinking about you. Come join my boys, Luigi and Sammy. Luigi is a senior Brittany; whereas Sammy is an English Springer Spaniel youngster. We miss Tia who crossed the rainbow bridge. You are welcome to our family, we will love you!

  9. Patti Basili Says:
    January 26th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Poor baby. Prayers will be said for you that you recover and NEVER have to suffer any pain again. May you find a loving home and people who care and watch over you. Until then everyone at HUA will give you plenty of attention and love.

  10. Gracie Price Says:
    January 26th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I’m sorry you went through so much pain, Eve. I will be praying for you. You are in such good hands! I thank those who saved her life.

  11. Wanda Wolski Says:
    January 27th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Eve your such a lucky gal to have had the Angels at HUA save you and take such wonderful care of you, I sure hope you find the perfect home and get all the love and attention you deserve… Bless you HUA for all you do for rescues….
    Wanda Wolski, from California

  12. Ava, Skipper and Lillie Says:
    January 28th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Eve, Our momma told us about you and said you had a close call. We donated some money out of out savings because you needed some special care and extra help. I wish you could come live with us but momma says 3 is already a lot of work and Lillie has special needs. We have been watching your story and would love for you to come stay here until you find your furever home! we would welcome you with open paws and would even share our beds and treats with you! Stay strong Eve and thank you to everyone involved in Eve’s care!! Love your biggest fans; Ava, Skipper and Lillie.

  13. Betty Hanes Says:
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:30 am

    You rocked it again, HUA! You all are awesome!! Thanks for all you do!

  14. Cindy Carmody Says:
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Eve, I just read your story. I’m thankful that the gentlemen found you and contacted HUA. I wish you a speedy recovery and may you find an awesome family who will love and care for you. Many blessings to the all the people at HUA and care providers for helping you!

  15. Smiling Paws Says:
    February 8th, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Eve is one very lucky dog! Thank you HUA for saving her life! I wish more people care about animals as you do!

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