On January 14, 2013 Samari was hit by a car and left to die on the side of road. That was the beginning of the Miracle that is Samari.
A *Good Samaritan*, thus Samari's name, found her there paralyzed, picked her up and rushed her to a 24 hour Emergency Vet. Her life was saved but she had a broken back, a shattered tail at the base of her spine, a dislodged vertebrae and the spine was broken in several places, and numerous cuts and scrapes.
$1800 later 3 vets recommended euthanizing her but Samari's Good Samaritan was one very determined lady. She immediately set the wheels in motion to get ABMR involved and ABMR had Terry and Mitch in their resource arsenal. Terry and Mitch said "Yes!" they would foster her. Terry, a nurse, was the next stage of Samari's Miracle.
The first week was rough. Samari was unable to walk, poop or urinate on her own, that meant that every few hours she had to be expressed. She couldn't, or wouldn't, eat for that first week but Terry and Mitch carried on because Samari's spirits were high showing her amazing will to live and her sweet, loving disposition.
Then one day Samari ate part of a Hot Dog weenie offered by Terry and Samari's Miracle entered its next stage when her Good Samaritan once again entered the picture. Having picked up a K-9 wheelchair for Samari's use, a week after her injury Samari had *wheels*.
Samari, in the ensuing weeks learned to use her wheels and those wheels kept her mobile while her spinal injuries healed, healing time to be estimated 6-8 weeks.
The dedication of Samari's foster's, Terry and Mitch, during her rehabiliation can't be measured. From the day she entered their home they were determined that she would make the fullest recovery that was possible and they proceeded to take the steps necessary to make that possible. From day one they showed her love but that love did not stand in the way of her recovery. Encouraging her to use her wheels, providing some aqua therapy to letting her go when the time came. ABMR is so fortunate to have volunteers of this calibre ready to help.
The continued involvement of her Good Samaritan was more then noteable it was incredibly impressive. Without her Samari would have laid beside that road and died an unthinkable death. Instead approximately 8 weeks after the accident Samari not only was mobile but beginning the long process of learning to walk again, rebuild muscle lost during the time her spine had to have to heal.
The last stage of Samari's Miracle was when she had recovered and was posted for adoption on the ABMR website. Linda and Stephen applied and were approved. From concerns that no one would want to adopt a Malinois recovering from such an injury Samari went to a loving permanent home.
From the day of her accident to today Samari has had an incredible bunch of people determined to give her every opportunity to succeed and become what she could be.
A beautiful, loving, active Belgian Malinois rejoicing in being able to run and play, the future she was born to have.