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Happy News about Gracie, the Dog who was Dragged by the FedEx Truck

Gracie is on the mend but we're still hoping for FedEx for step up to the plate with a donation to the Pound Fund.

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

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Tired of idiots January 10, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Indeed we are lucky to have Carolee. Now if the town would only get the phones at the new pound hooked up, what is taking so long? Thanks for the update on Gracie, glad to hear she has recovered from that terrible accident. BTW I stopped using FedEx after what happened. Fingers crossed that they do the right thing!
Leslie Yager January 10, 2013 at 04:24 PM
I'm so glad Gracie has healed and is doing well!
Barbara Field January 11, 2013 at 04:55 AM
Thank you for letting everyone know that Gracie recovered from her ordeal. Also glad to hear that the company realized their responsibility to you and Gracie. I hope they will make it a priority to provide drivers who are just as concerned about customers property, to include their pets, as they are about their trucks and the contents! Everyone who owns a beloved pet completely understands how Sherry feels about Gracie. We're all pleased to know she got the treatment she deserved. We're also grateful that our town has an animal control officer who takes her duties seriously when it comes to caring about our pets and all the other creatures she's hired to deal with.

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