Happy News about Gracie the dog!
You may recall that my golden retriever, Gracie, was hit and dragged by a FedEx truck in our driveway early on the morning of August 1. The driver did not stop, Gracie panicked, broke through her invisible fence and was found at 6:15 PM that evening, in a swamp—covered in mud, blood and flies—by Newtown Animal Control Officer Carolee Mason, on her own time.
Gracie spent four days at Newtown Veterinary Specialists--they saved her life. Since so many of you have continued to inquire about Gracie’s progress, I’m pleased to let you know that she is now 100% healed.
FedEx did pay medical costs; they DID NOT make a contribution to the Pound Fund, as I requested. However, at a belated birthday-recovery party for Gracie in September, 50 of Gracie’s closest human friends donated over $500 to the Pound Fund.
We recently visited Carolee at the new Animal Shelter to thank her once again for working above and beyond the call of her duties. Newtown animals, and their owners, are so fortunate to have Carolee watching out for us.
- Sherry Paisley