Part of the fun of working at a pet magazine (besides the dogs that are always running around the office) is the email forwards. I’m sure anyone with an email address has the friend who can’t help but bombard you with Fwd after Fwd, but here at Tails, most of our forwards are inspirational or funny stories about pets. The latest one about Molly the pony is worth sharing.
Molly leaves a smile wherever she goes.
Molly is a Katrina survivor. She was abandoned by her guardians and was attacked by a pit bull terrier that gnawed her right front leg, which became infected and needed to be amputated. You can read her complete story here, but to make a long story short, Molly’s determined will and serious survival ethic helped her gain a prosthetic leg and a whole new life.
She now travels with her new guardian to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and other places where people need hope. She even has a new book!
She is an inspiration, and in her vet’s eyes, a symbol of New Orleans itself.