A Long Journey to Retirement
Angel, Melody & Carson's Tale
Ali picked up Angel, Melody and Carson in Knoxville and met Duncan the pilot at the airport on September 7, 2008.
Carson, Angel and Melody on the plane. Pass the peanuts....a little water please! We need a little service here, please.....
Duncan reported that all three greyhounds did just super. He said Angel watched them land
and liked looking out the window. Duncan and his friend volunteered to fly these three
lucky greyhounds to Cincinnati. He volunteers with the Pilots N Paws Program,
One week after Angel arrived in Cincinnati, she fractured her rear leg in three places -
the day after the windstorm hit Ohio causing damage and leaving 90,000 of Duke Energy's
customer in the dark. Most vet offices were not open. Thankfully, I was able to reach
Dr. Couto at OSU and Angel was transported to OSU the next morning. Dr. Dyce repaired
her leg two days later. The surgery was very complicated and she now has a 10-inch
plate in her leg for the next few months. Dr. Dyce did an excellent job and My Angel
has a second chance at a new life. My Angel lives up to her name and has remained very
sweet and cheerful throughout her ordeal. Dr. Couto said she is just a fabulous
greyhound. OSU said the extra large plates was needed to shore up the new fractures
and also the old fracture that probably happened while she was racing and never
repaired. Angel was then used for breeding for a couple years. The old fracture
did not heal properly and the bones were not aligned correctly causing the second
break. This girl has been through a lot in her 7 1/2 years, but is now being well
cared for and in loving hands.
NOTE: A very special THANK YOU to the Greyhound Protection League
for helping out with Angel's medical costs. There do not seem to be many
organizations at this time geared towards helping broken leg dogs from the farms.
Most greyhound organizations only donate funds to dogs breaking their legs on the
Pictures contributed by Ali, Rita and Duncan