On Labor Day, we got a frantic text about a little dog that had been hit by a car in South Central and had been left to die amongst the rubble. She had been there at least a day and was already covered in ants! A kind woman who found her, reached out to rescues, frantically looking for someone to please come save this pup!

We wasted no time and responded immediately, as time was now of the essence – she was holding on by a thread. Thanks to volunteer Kathy Mitchell, who was at the scene within 20 minutes and raced her to City of Angels, and Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws, who immediately undertook the enormous vet care commitment to help save Little Tuffy’s life, the stars were aligned for this discarded baby.

The veterinary team, who started working on her right away, said she was already so dehydrated that her eyes had sunken in…

Little Tuffy, we learned, was only four months old and had three broken legs. After several days in intensive care, and with her vitals stabilized, we were able to move her to VCA Animal Hospital Brentwood, where the wonderful Dr. Kim postponed the start of his vacation to perform her multiple leg surgeries. She was able to be moved to her foster’s house the next day.

Little Tuffy is one tough little girl and is already back on her feet! A few steps at a time, but doing great.

It takes a pack of caring people to save one dog, so please join the TUFFY PACK by helping her and us to save other dogs in desperate need. Donate today!


Look at Little Tuffy now!