Posted: Mar 18, 2013 4:33 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2013 4:46 PM
Three people out hiking over the weekend in Clark County spotted a dog with a its leg stuck in a coyote trap. They freed the dog, then rushed it to a vet in Madison County for surgery.
The dog, a two-year old Rottweiler named Silas, was discovered by Liz Elgaouni and two friends caught in an animal snare while hiking in Clark County. "He was skin and bones," she said. "The paw was already starting to slough off skin. He had chewed down to the bone
Dinah Martin was working at Advanced Animal Care in Madison County that night when Silas arrived. "They had big decisions to make," she said. "Three young people in their 20's, (and) they're looking at hospitalization.
In order to treat Silas, it was an all or nothing approach. They couldn't cut the leg above the wound, so they went ahead and made the decision to cut and amputate the whole leg. A day later, the vet says Silas has the three-legged walk down pat. "He'll probably be getting around a lot better than any of us thought he would," said Martin.
Martin is calling a Elgaouni a Good Samaritan, along with her boyfriend and the others who helped rescue Silas. Martin says not only did they bring him for treatment, they footed the bill to fix his foot.
I always told my mom that Jesus brings animals to me to fix or find," said Elgaouni. She says she wouldn't have it any other way.
Elgaouni says anyone interested in adopting Silas can contact her at her e-mail address at ElizabethElgaouni@yahoo.com.