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  • This harness at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake is just one of the tools used to nurse Sadie back to health after the mother dog was shot in the head and back and left to die.

      This harness at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake is just one of the tools used to nurse Sadie back to health after the mother dog was shot in the head and back and left to die.
    Courtesy of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • Using a Power Plate vibration machine that was developed to help Soviet cosmonauts deal with the rigors of space travel, Joal Derse Dauer gives therapy to her dog, Sadie, who is recovering from gunshot wounds.

      Using a Power Plate vibration machine that was developed to help Soviet cosmonauts deal with the rigors of space travel, Joal Derse Dauer gives therapy to her dog, Sadie, who is recovering from gunshot wounds.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

  • Recovering after being shot in the head and left for dead, Sadie relaxes on the grounds of the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake.

       Recovering after being shot in the head and left for dead, Sadie relaxes on the grounds of the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Acupuncture needles protrude from Sadie's back during the dog's visit to the Animal Doctor holistic veterinary complex in Muskego, Wis. Shot and left for dead, Sadie undergoes an exhaustive therapy regiment to recover from her wounds.

      Acupuncture needles protrude from Sadie's back during the dog's visit to the Animal Doctor holistic veterinary complex in Muskego, Wis. Shot and left for dead, Sadie undergoes an exhaustive therapy regiment to recover from her wounds.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

  • Staff at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake prepare Sadie for one of her many therapy session. The dog was shot in the head and back and is relearning how to walk.

      Staff at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake prepare Sadie for one of her many therapy session. The dog was shot in the head and back and is relearning how to walk.
    Courtesy of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • Owner Joal Derse Dauer logs trampoline time with Sadie as a way to strengthen the legs of the dog, who was severely injured after being shot and left to die.

      Owner Joal Derse Dauer logs trampoline time with Sadie as a way to strengthen the legs of the dog, who was severely injured after being shot and left to die.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

  • Cuddling on the grounds of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, Joal Derse Dauer goes all out to help Sadie learn to walk again after the dog was shot in the head and back and left to die.

       Cuddling on the grounds of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, Joal Derse Dauer goes all out to help Sadie learn to walk again after the dog was shot in the head and back and left to die.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • To help her dog recover from the debilitating effects of being shot twice, Joal Derse Dauer goes swimming with Sadie seven days a week.

      To help her dog recover from the debilitating effects of being shot twice, Joal Derse Dauer goes swimming with Sadie seven days a week.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

  • During a July festival in Wisconsin, Winiom "Noah" Woods, left, a military veteran who had to relearn how to walk after he was shot in the head in Iraq, shares a moment with Joal Derse Dauer and her dog, Sadie, who is undergoing therapy in Grayslake and elsewhere after being shot in the head.

      During a July festival in Wisconsin, Winiom "Noah" Woods, left, a military veteran who had to relearn how to walk after he was shot in the head in Iraq, shares a moment with Joal Derse Dauer and her dog, Sadie, who is undergoing therapy in Grayslake and elsewhere after being shot in the head.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

  • The staff at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake has been "so kind" to Sadie, a dog recovering from being shot in the head and back, says owner Joal Derse Dauer.

      The staff at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake has been "so kind" to Sadie, a dog recovering from being shot in the head and back, says owner Joal Derse Dauer.
    Courtesy of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • This whirlpool bath at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake is just one of many therapies for Sadie, a mother dog who was shot in the head and back and left to die.

      This whirlpool bath at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake is just one of many therapies for Sadie, a mother dog who was shot in the head and back and left to die.
    Courtesy of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • While she wears a special muzzle during this whirlpool bath therapy at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, Sadie is generally happy, says the owner who rescued the dog wounded by gunshots.

      While she wears a special muzzle during this whirlpool bath therapy at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, Sadie is generally happy, says the owner who rescued the dog wounded by gunshots.
    Courtesy of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • Recovering from her gunshot wounds, Sadie gets swim therapy with an employee at Think Pawsitive, a dog-training facility in New Berlin, Wis.

      Recovering from her gunshot wounds, Sadie gets swim therapy with an employee at Think Pawsitive, a dog-training facility in New Berlin, Wis.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

  • Undergoing a regiment of high-tech therapy at TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, the Animal Doctor in Muskego, Wis., and an exercise program at home, Sadie is recovering from gunshot wounds thanks to owner Joal Derse Dauer, whose savingsadie.com website has connected with people from all corners of the globe.

       Undergoing a regiment of high-tech therapy at TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, the Animal Doctor in Muskego, Wis., and an exercise program at home, Sadie is recovering from gunshot wounds thanks to owner Joal Derse Dauer, whose savingsadie.com website has connected with people from all corners of the globe.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Preparing for her therapy at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, Sadie is learning how to walk again after being shot in the head and back.

      Preparing for her therapy at the TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation center in Grayslake, Sadie is learning how to walk again after being shot in the head and back.
    Courtesy of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation

  • During a Wisconsin festival last month, Winiom "Noah" Woods, a military veteran who had to relearn how to walk after he was shot in the head in Iraq, kneels to share a moment with Sadie, a dog who is undergoing therapy in Grayslake and elsewhere after being shot in the head.

      During a Wisconsin festival last month, Winiom "Noah" Woods, a military veteran who had to relearn how to walk after he was shot in the head in Iraq, kneels to share a moment with Sadie, a dog who is undergoing therapy in Grayslake and elsewhere after being shot in the head.
    Courtesy of savingsadie.com

 

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