Leah – once a lost soul

UPDATE DEC 12, 2013


Leah is doing amazingly well!!  Her hip has stayed in, all her lacerations have healed up nicely, and she is ready to find her foster or forever home.

Leah is a special little dog, it was not her time to die when she was lost and hit by a car, after being saved from a high kill shelter in California when her time was up.

Leah is looking for a stable home without children.  A home that is quiet, comfortable, safe and loving.  She does not trust strangers right off the bat, but once she does trust you, it is so loyal and loving.  She attaches to her human, follows this person everywhere, shares her whole heart with them.  Whoever chooses to share their life with Leah will be very lucky.

Leah does mark in the house, but there are many dog smells here.  She needs a home that will help rebuild her confidence without pushing her limits.

Leah’s adoption fee will be $395.00 An adoption application and home visit is required.

Thank you to everyone that chipped in to help Leah recover from her Accident!!

Update November 10, 2013

Leah had her second recheck just this past Friday.  Her hip has stayed in so far, and the bandage sling was removed.  We pray that her hip stays in without the sling for another 2 weeks,  and we will have another recheck with xrays at that time.

Her lacerations have healed up nicely, everything looks good there – thank DOG!!

 We want to thank EVERYONE who chipped in to get Leah the immediate vet care she needed.  We raised enough to cover all her vet bills up til today.  However, the 3rd recheck & xrays will run about $185.  If her hip pops out within this time frame, we will need to raise more funds for Leah to have a FHO surgery.  We will update everyone in 2 weeks time, and will continue to update after that.

There are so many people to thank, here goes, I apologize in advance for spelling errors, and/or if I might have missed someone!!!

Alicia Olive, Breena Gillespie, Susan Nicks, Annie Swift, Gail Moerkerken, Heather Asmundsun, Maria de la Cruz, Matt & Julia Ion, and the MINI MUTTS, Leah Lim, Willi Jansen, Stacie Rosenberg, Norma Wood, Kim Rainey, Edgar Obregon, Cathy Rosenberg, Michelle Mansinho, Kira Hall, Avis Unwin, Bailey Armstrong, Effy Chow, Petsearchers, Swapmeat (sorry don’t know your real name :)), Sadia Khan, Steve & Jennifer Paslawski, Barb Trainor, Aalika Kohli, Susan Inouye, Cecilia Armstrong, Poonam Master, Lisa McElheran, Johanna Swenson, Haylie Segal, Giovanni Zammit, Celeste Leander, Leah Abramson, Dhana Matthews, Patricia Rumberger, Gwen & Fraser Stepanick, Pam Sklofsky, Lynne Johnstone, Catherine Gwyer, Water Sceeter, Pamela Huumonen, Andrew Sicari, Mark Leigh, Karen Davis, Sean Slusarchuk, Jessica White, Louise Bundschuh, Leah Williams, Susan Janssen, Kristopher Krunick, Master of Tincture, Bonnie Robson, Cathy Brown, Patsy Sherrod, Craig Nichols, Jenn Wagnor, Christina Coburn, Jacquelyn Pooley, Margaret Young, Wendy Nelson, Stacey Taylor, Jeneane Rushinsky, Brenda Martin, The START Rescue and Transport Team, Christine Dunbar, Pamela Rivera, Anita Phanthikane, Angela Enns, Marg Sutton, Sandra Fellner, Monica Miller, Michelle Wittman, Christi Giles, Karen Lutz, Gillian Kirzner, Tamara Bisset, Sarah Evans, Ryan Marjerison & Melanie Simpson, Elizabeth Westman.

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Many thanks go out to all those that donated – You helped Leah when she needed it the most!!!

Original Post October 23, 2013

Leah once had an owner, in California.  She was surrendered to one of the many high kill shelters there, by her owner, at 7 years old.  Surely her experience in the shelter was no fun at all.  She was flown into Canada on Friday October 18th, 2013 by a local rescue agency.  She was placed in a foster home on the same day.  2 days later, she jumped the fence of the foster home’s yard and started running.  A few hours later, Leah was hit by a car and suffered extensive injuries.

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A Good Samaritan saw this accident – and crawled under the car to get Leah out.  Leah was terrified and in great pain.  Understandably she bit her savior several times.  She was taken to the only vet clinic open on Sundays in Ladner.  Her rescue agency was contacted, but unfortunately – they were unable to authorize treatment due to lack of funds at that moment.  Leah was transferred to Dhana Metta,  so she could get the immediate medical attention she needed.

Leah’s vet bills have tallied to approx. $2500 so far, and there will be more to come.  She will need rechecks weekly, bandage changes every 5 – 7 days, we are hoping that her dislocated left hip will stay in place – otherwise she will need a more extensive surgery in the near future.  Her pelvis is fractured, there are a few bone fragments around her right hip, and she has many lacerations on her legs both back and front.   It is really a miracle that she survived.



All private rescue agencies rely greatly on the support from animal lovers everywhere – most are not government funded, and many operate in the red.  Without donations, emergency funds are not there when needed the most.  Please donate – no amount is too small.

Leah has been in the hospital since Sunday, and has gone into foster care until she recovers fully from all her injuries.


Please donate to help Leah Recover fully from her injuries – so she will never have to be a lost soul ever again!!

Leah is worth spending even just  $5. She is so darling, affectionate, sweet, and forgiving. We guarantee that It will be the best 5 bucks you have ever spent.

Licks and Wags!!


  1. dhanametta said,

    October 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Leah was taken back to the hospital this morning after a whole night of vomiting. She was likely having a reaction to one of the drugs used to sedate her when her bandage needed to be replaced. She will be staying another night in the hospital to ensure that all is good, before going back to her foster home.

  2. Gloria Poulin-Hamilton said,

    October 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I sincerely hope this hospital monitors it’s patients throughout the night……………… no point in keeping an animal overnight for observation if no one is there to check on them. It happens too often and a sick animal does better at home where someone is there to watch over and provide comfort.

    • dhanametta said,

      October 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Yes there is someone there overnight, I am very anal about that. I recently posted a conversation on our Facebook group about that exact issue. Thanks Gloria for mentioning it, it is a very important question to ask your vet when you are recommended to leave your pet overnight at the hospital. 🙂

  3. Karen Kellehar said,

    October 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    poor little girl thank you to rescuer!!

  4. Sandra D said,

    October 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Can we make a donation directly to the vet?

    • dhanametta said,

      October 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Yes, you can. By calling Fraser Heights Animal Hospital and speaking directly with Maria or Fanny. The number is 604 588 4161.

      Thank you!

  5. Shayastha Kohli said,

    October 25, 2013 at 5:29 am

    I’m donating from India and don’t have a paypal thing. Can u provide a bank account no. Or some credit card payment portal? I’d like to help. U can email me on shiesha8@gmail.com. Thanks!

    • dhanametta said,

      October 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      You don’t need a paypal account. All you need to do is click on the donate button under Leah’s post, and scroll down to where it says
      “Don’t have a PayPal account?
      Use your credit card or bank account (where available).”

      You should be able to make a donation there with your credit card without issue as it is available world wide.

      I cannot provide any bank info over the internet sorry!

      Thank you for wanting to help from the other side of the globe! I am happy Leah’s story has traveled so far!

  6. Mary Ann Iligit said,

    October 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Exactly which animal Hospital is Leah at? Firstly it is mentioned that she went to a vet in Ladner to be treated. Someone asked about making donations directly to the animal hospital. It is mentioned a donation can be made to Frasier Heights Animal hospital. There is no animal hospital by that name in Ladner. I am assuming it is now not one but two animal hospitals that have treated Leah’s injuries? Donations being taken for the second hospital. Does the Ladner animal hospital who intially treated Leah not have a bill that needs attention too?

    • dhanametta said,

      October 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      There were three clinics involved. The one in Ladner, then the emergency clinic, then Fraser Heights.

      I used my personal credit card to pay the first two hospitals so Leah could get emergency care immediately.

      Leah was at Fraser Heights until today. Donations can be made by calling Fraser Heights and asking for Fanny or Maria.

      • dhanametta said,

        October 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm

        I hope the info above makes things more clear.

        Sorry my phone wouldn’t let me add that last sentence to my previous reply.

  7. June said,

    November 10, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Update on Leah’s condition and outstanding vet bills?

    • dhanametta said,

      November 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Just posted an update June…. See the top of Leah’s Post….

      You can also see her videos on our Facebook Group:

      Hope those links work…

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