Katelind Marie Riner only needed one look at Bridget’s photo, and she knew that she wanted to adopt her. She felt a strong connection with the pup and had the feeling that they would get along well. She immediately commented on a post on Facebook made by the Greenville Humane Society. She asked how she can adopt Bridget, and she never looked back since.
The post said that Bridget had a broken leg, and according to her doctors, it needed to be amputated. No one knew whether the bum leg was due to an accident or if she was born with it. Nevertheless, the surgery was needed so that no further complications will occur. The Boxer puppy needed donations as the surgery would cost three thousand five hundred dollars.
On the same boat
Katelind had a similar story with Bridget. When she was a toddler, Katelind also broke her leg. She experienced complications with a pressure ulcer that never fully healed. She had nine surgeries in total to fix the problem, but eventually, doctors determined that part of her leg had to be amputated. Bridget’s situation stroke a chord with Katelind, and she found a kindred spirit.
So Katelind got in touch with the Greenville Humane Society and started the adoption process. When Bridget finally got her surgery, Katelind was there to take her home after. She expected Bridget to be down and in pain after the surgery, but what she saw was different. Bridget came out excited and playful. The two got along well immediately.
Katelin said that Bridget always makes her days better. The two play a lot and go on many walks together. At the park, the lovable pooch plays well with other dogs and makes new friends regularly. They plan on visiting kids who are amputees, as well. They want to serve as an inspiration and to bring them joy.
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