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ASPCA Treats Service Dog Injured in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:15pm

Hurricane Sandy left many victims in her wake. However, we are relieved to report that Ivy, a one-year-old service dog, who was badly injured in the aftermath the storm, is expected to survive.

On Wednesday night, Ivy’s guardians were unable to go outside to walk her. Without power in their Manhattan apartment building, their elevator was also out of service. They asked their neighbor to take Ivy outside for some exercise.

Unfortunately, Ivy wandered off her leash onto a busy New York street, where she was presumably hit by multiple cars. A local resident found her early Thursday morning, and while she had suffered very severe injuries, she was still alive. Ivy was transported to the ASPCA Animal Hospital in Manhattan to undergo treatment. This brave dog is expected to make a full recovery.

We’re so glad we are able to provide Ivy with the crucial care she needed, and just in time. Please help support our ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Update 11/8/12: Ivy is continuing to recover from her injuries until she can return home to her dedicated pet parents. One of Ivy’s pet parents is hearing-impaired, and the other is incapacitated due to a knee injury and was unable to walk her during Hurricane Sandy. While Ivy was walking with a neighbor, she escaped from her collar and was hit by a car before being rescued by a good Samaritan and brought to the ASPCA. We are all looking forward to Ivy’s speedy recovery.

Comments

Marilyn

There is something very fishy about this story.
First of all - Service Dogs are with puppy raises for their entire 1st year - this story says Ivy is 1.
Then, the disabled person trains with the dog and a trainer for several months.
Service dogs are just like every other dog - they will wander if not leashed - which I assume was the case.

I am a disabled lab owner - my Ivy is my 2nd yellow lab. Never have I put my dogs in a position that would compromise their safety.

Whoever owns this baby was irresponsible - and should be investigated!

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