In mid-March, a man in San Antonio, Texas, spotted a heartbreaking sight: a shepherd mix loose, with her back leg stuck in a coyote trap.
The dog, scared, ran from him and he was unable to catch her.
Three days later, he spotted her again — but this time, she was missing her back leg entirely. Thankfully, this time around she was caught.
The San Antonio Humane Society took over her care, and discovered that while the missing leg was the most pressing concern, her body was torn up in other areas, suggesting she’d been attacked by other animals, too.
The poor dog, dubbed “Shelby,” was in a lot of pain with her wounds and infections, and it took “multiple surgical procedures” to get her back to health, the SAHS said.
Dr. Kristine Hawkins with