Megan Wedge was disturbed when she found a sick and lethargic dog limping outside her office in Dalton, Georgia.
The dog would fall back down every time she tried to stand up, and she had hunting gun pellets embedded in her body.
Megan didn’t want to send this traumatized dog to the pound, so she reached out to social media for help.
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Megan’s cry for help was answered by someone familiar – her own sister, Sarah Bauer, who lives 700 miles away in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Megan wasn’t sure if Sarah was up for the mammoth task of caring for a visibly abused dog, but Sarah didn’t waver from her decision.
The 2 sisters named the dog Izzy, but taking her to the vet became difficult because of the Covid-19 situation. When they eventually managed to get veterinary help for Izzy, their hearts just broke.
The poor dog had been enduring a nasty hip dislocation for a long time, while her legs had severe abrasions from being possibly hit by a car.
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As Sarah took Izzy home, she promised to give her the good life that she had never had. But Izzy was still depressed as she could barely move because of her painful hip issues.
That’s when a beautiful miracle caused Izzy to cheer up!
During one vet visit, Sarah was surprised to find that Izzy was pregnant and almost due. Days later, the sweet dog gave birth to a massive litter of 9 puppies.
Izzy was thrilled to be a mama, and her babies brought in the oxytocin that helped her brave through her pain!
Izzy was recommended a hip surgery to get her moving. But after spending over a thousand dollars on Izzy and her puppies, Sarah couldn’t afford the expensive surgery anymore.
However, she has now managed to raise $5,191 via an online fundraiser, and Izzy will get her surgery soon!
Looks like Megan and Sarah have been guardian angels to Izzy and her furry family in every sense of the word!
Click the video below to watch how the amazing sisters ended up saving 10 precious lives while trying to save one life.
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Without the kindness of strangers and the strength of mom…Auggie and Theo would not be a part of our family today…consider donating https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-izzy-get-moving
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A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.
Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.
1. German Shepherd
No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.
Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.
3. Golden Retriever
A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.
4. Border Collie
Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.
Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.
6. Belgian Malinois
A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.
Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.
Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.
Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.
10. Australian Cattle Dog
You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.
Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!