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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedNovember 25, 2012
TakenNovember 21, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/160 sec at f/8
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Focal Length40 mm
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This is Sampson. He was hit by a car on Log Cabin Drive in Macon, Georgia. People were just driving around him when a nice couple stopped and drug him out of the road. They then walked into Petsmart and approached me about him. I went and got him and took him to my vet. He was in shock, afraid, and in horrible pain. When we took his xrays, we discovered he had been shot too. He suffered radial nerve damage in his front leg as well. He was starving and had no muscle mass at all. Sampson was touch and go at first. We were amazed he survived his first night. Sampson was a fighter though and we decided we were going to fight with him. Sampson is still struggling with the front leg but he is now a very healthy one year old with a love of life. He was adopted by a wonderful family last Wednesday.
I have been picking up stray dogs and crawling under cars to get animals that have been hit since I was a little girl. I never could understand how someone could hit one and then drive away. I know somepeople are souless but some simply can not afford the vett bills for what they consider a stray.
Sampson is the reason that Southwood Animal Hospital and I teamed up to start Critical Care for Animal Angels. We take in dogs and cats that are homeless and in need of critical care. We work off of donations and after they are better, we find them the loving homes they deserve.
Sampson loves life!! He is wide open all the time and now can pull down anyone that tries to walk him. That is not a muzzle on him. It is a lead halter. He behaves when he wears it. : )

In the Critical Care for Animal Angels photo essay.

10 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    A WONDERFUL success story!! And what a handsome guy he is now.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Very nice!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Heartbreaking what can happen to those that are so helpless and give so much back to us. Great story and heartfelt image of Sampson!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    I've been following Sampson's story on FB. A heartfelt story of a courageous dog and some wonderful people!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Your work is so important. You should be nominated for some kind of award. But I'm sure that you get more satisfaction out of the good that you do!!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Even dogs have their guardian angel Regenia.Lui is really nice too and engaging way to let go. I wish him every happiness.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (25 Nov 2012):

    What an amazing story of survival, Sampson is so courageous and deserving of the help given by some amazing people! He`s very handsome, too!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    He looks so good Regenia, it certainly is an amazing story. You are a Macon angel for sure!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    I love Sampson to death!! What a fighter he has been. Such a great photo of this wonderful boy, Regenia. The work you are doing with these homeless, unfortunate dogs is an example we all should strive to follow. ♥♥

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    Samspon is a winner !!!!

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