Likes: Chewing a bone or chewing on her foster brothers' legs. She loves to get them going with a little nipping at the heels!
Favorite Toy: Frisbee
Arrival Story: On March 13, Miss Mickey ran into a busy street and was hit by a car. The accident was witnessed by a good Samaritan who, along with the help of 3 Philadelphia Police officers, took her to a local SPCA.
Due to the severity of the accident and the amount of blood loss, she looked as though she would not survive. Her pelvis was broken and large road rash spots were exposed on her body from her brush with the asphalt.
The SPCA stabilized her, treated her for a week, and released her for continuing care. Miss Mickey's people never came forward to find her. Instead hundreds of supporters rushed to her aid, donating over $4000 to fund her care.
Those donations paid for 2 surgeries to repair her crushed pelvis with plates and screws on each side, plus physical therapy to help her learn to walk and build her overall strength.
Today she is healthy and full of life. So Miss Mickey is ready for the next chapter of her journey. Finding her forever family.
Bio: Miss Mickey is an Australian Cattle Dog (ACD). She is small for the breed at just under 25 lbs.
She is 6 years old. We know this because she is microchipped. But it was never registered.
Miss Mickey has recovered remarkably from her injuries. She is an amazing dog. She walks, trots, runs, goes up and down stairs, even jumps up onto furniture. She can even catch a Frisbee. She loves to play with her foster brothers. Her foster sister, not as much. She is an alpha female.
We think Miss Mickey would like to have a doggie brother in her forever home. Because of her previous injuries, we would like her brother to be around her size or smaller. She seems to really like smaller dogs.
Miss Mickey is up-to-date on all her shots and has been spayed.
We would like her forever family to have one appointment with her physical therapy team (West Chester, PA) to learn more about her range of motion and capabilities.
Miss Mickey is being fostered in Langhorne, PA, which is just outside Philadelphia. If you would like to read more about her saga, read the recent article in the paper about her:
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/ne ws_details/article/448/2009/june/2 2/always-there-for-dogs-in-need-1. html
Miss Mickey was named by Tony, her Good Samaritan. He called her Mickey because her accident happened close to the location where Mickey Roarke filmed part of "The Wrestler", his comeback movie. Tony figured Miss Mickey could use a little comeback mojo of her own!