This badly burned Lab was badly burned in a house fire and now helps other burn victims to “help them with their own healing.”
Last January, something horrible happened at the home of Lexi Ann, the black Labrador retriever with a heart of gold. A fire broke out in her home in Minnesota and quickly engulfed the building. Her family managed to get out, but Lexi Ann was badly burned in her escape. It was so hot that the plastic crate where she slept actually melted to her body, causing severe burns to her feet, sides, face, and underbelly.
Lexi was one of the lucky ones. The family’s two cats, another dog, and Lexis’s litter of puppies weren’t so lucky. Lexi’s owner actually had to physically restrain her from going back in to try and rescue her pups.
The story would have ended tragically for Lexi too if it weren’t for the generosity of one vet tech. After losing their house and all their possessions, Lexi’s family just couldn’t afford the steep medical costs in keeping Lexi alive. She would have been euthanized if a nurse at the vet’s office hadn’t reached out to Ruff Star dog rescue for help.
So Lexi was shipped to Princeton, Minnesota where Ruff Start took over her medical care. After her wounds had healed enough, she was put into a foster family to continue her healing. Her foster family reported that she had an incredible will to live and eventually her wounds fully healed.
That’s when it came time to find Lexi a new forever home, and appropriately, a firefighter came to her rescue. According to Ruff Start, Travis fell in love with Lexi the moment he read her story on Instagram. That’s when he reached out to see if he could adopt the black Lab with so much heart she could survive having a house burned to the ground around her.
The only problem was that Travis lived in Indiana. But that didn’t stop him: he and his family got in their RV and made the 11-hour journey to Minnesota where Lexi went home with her new family.
Now Lexi is living her happily-ever-after in Indiana where she also gets taken to a camp for burn victims to help them in their own healing--just like Lexi.
(via Bring Me The News.com)