Bailey The 3 Legged Dog Needs Your Help!


My name is Bailey and, as you can see from my picture, I am a gorgeous, solid black, purebred German Shepherd. I was 18 months old when I arrived at the shelter and adoption facility where I live.

Early this year, I was lying on my side in my quarters with my left front paw extended under the fence separating me from the adjacent run. Shockingly, my paw was suddenly grabbed by a dog in the next enclosure. He and his kennel mate pulled my entire leg through this narrow space and, over the next several minutes, tore it off.

My caretaker came running across the shelter grounds at the sounds of my extreme fear, suffering and agony. She managed to restrain the other two dogs and then applied a tourniquet and compresses to my jagged wound in an effort to stop the hemorrhaging. I was driven at high speed across Dallas to a veterinarian hospital, barely clinging to life. The vet, her husband, an orthopedic veterinarian, and other wonderful and caring hospital staff members immediately initiated emergency procedures to stop my bleeding and prepare me for my first surgery. A week later, I underwent a second surgical procedure to combat infection and to use skin grafts from other parts of my body to cover my extensive wounds. I spent more than a month at their hospital where I was constantly told what a wonderful dog I am and how important it was for me to survive.

Now that you have read my story, perhaps you would like to adopt me or contribute to the cost of my surgery and recovery. Even with heavily discounted charges, the total cost for my emergency care, two surgeries, medicine and hospital care came to over $2,500.

Shelters like the one I live in can’t afford these kinds of extraordinary expenses for traumatic injuries. Please help by contributing to the:

Fund for Emergency Medical/Surgical Care
Animals Abused & Abandoned, Inc.

See more on my story in the video below:

Thank you for reading my story. I hope you will consider including me in your family.
~ Bailey

6 Responses to “Bailey The 3 Legged Dog Needs Your Help!”

  1. What a neat video! Great song. What a horrible thing to happen to Bailey!

  2. There are no words. You warned me, but when I opened this and saw what had happened, it took my breath away. Baileys strength and desire to live should be the reason to help. These animal have no voice, so we must be their advocates and people like Monique who spend their lives working a “real job” so they can continue to speak for her abused, neglected, left, or unloved animals allowing her to help the Baileys, and there are so many of this country, should make us all send as much as we can, and if we can’t, ask her what can we do to become an advocate for those who have no voice.

  3. What a moving story about Bailey.

  4. That was totally breath taking and filled with emotion. It looks as though Bailey has made a remarkable recovery with the care and love from people like yourselves. It would have been terrible if Bailey did not have such caring people to take care of her leg in such a vicious attack. I hope that this story reaches millions of people and reaches their hearts as it did for me. Good luck to Bailey and much thanks to

  5. wow. what a moving story. good luck with bailey!

  6. Bailey’s survival is truly amazing, but I want to know if she is still at the same facility where the two dogs tore off her leg. What happened to the other two dogs? Were they put down or just listed as not good with other dogs?

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