Noodle poses with her new sister, Hailey.

At just 10 months old, Noodle was relinquished to the county shelter in March after a run-in with a car left her with severe skin wounds and a severed tendon in one of her hind legs. Upon hearing her story, the volunteers at Big Dog Ranch Rescue sprang into action and enlisted the help of Drs. Jennifer Covey and Natalie Isaza of the UF Veterinary Hospitals.

After weeks of intensive wound management, reconstructive surgery and a little TLC from her foster parents, Noodle was back to walking, running, and playing like any puppy should! Finally, a long 4 months after her arrival at the shelter, Noodle found the perfect home with a loving family where she spends her days enjoying life with her new two-legged friends.

Noodle’s happy ending was made possible by generous donations to the HAARTS Program. Please make a tax-deductible donation to this life-saving program today so that other amazing shelter animals can share Noodle’s good fortune.

Noodle shortly after arriving at the shelter.



Back on her feet and ready for action!