What a beautiful dog! Grace was found alone with her paw stuck in a foot trap. She underwent surgery to amputate her left front leg December 29th at the Cedar Bend Humane Society. 

Cedar Bend staff estimated it would cost between $300 and $500 to perform the surgery. After an urgent video appeal was posted on the Cedar Bend Humane Society Facebook page, the community had raised $350 in less than an hour. Donations are still being received, and any funds remaining after Grace’s treatment will be used for other sick and injured animals, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Now that Grace is recovering from her surgery, Cedar Bend is seeking a foster-to-adopt family to take her home. Kristy Gardener, co-director of Cedar Bend, explained to the Courier what happens as prospective owners complete the steps of the adoption process:

We send you home with Grace under a foster contract, which means she belongs to us, and we continue to cover medical expenses during her recovery. Once she is medically cleared, the person fostering her signs the adoption contract and pays the adoption fee.

Grace is healing well, but will still need medication and a clean environment until she's fully healthy. Cedar Bend says Grace is a very loving dog that gets along with other animals, too. Who could say no to that sweet face?

Let's help find Grace a home! Anyone interested in foster-adopting Grace should call Cedar Bend Humane Society at 319-232-6887. To make a contribution to Grace’s cause or assist in the care of other animals being treated, visit https://www.cedarbendhumane.org/donate/donation-form.

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