What kind of monster abandons in a box an 18-month-old pug suffering from trauma so severe that only half of both of her hind legs are left?
That’s a question for another day, as OC Animal Care recovered the pug who the staff named Mila on Tuesday in Fullerton–and the county agency is now asking the community for donations to help with the injured dog’s care.
Mila is short for milagro, which is Spanish for “miracle.”
“She has a long road to recovery,” OC Animal Care reveals in a release, “but with the generosity of our community we have the opportunity to ensure Mila heals from her injuries both physically and emotionally and is given the chance to find the loving home she deserves.”
“One hundred percent of donations will go directly to Mila’s care and any additional funds will be used for animals in need of medical rehabilitation in the future,” vows OC Animal Care.
The county agency is also collecting information about how Mila wound up abandoned in the box in Fullerton. Got info? Call 714.796.6460.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.