Good samaritans save dogs life, pay for vet bill

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Lilah is an eight-month-old pit bull. She’s full of energy and loves to play, but her need to always play got her in trouble

“We found her on the porch and she started yelping,” Ashley Clayton said. “We noticed the side of her face was swollen all the way down to her arm and everything and we saw the bites.”

Lilah was bitten by a snake. The puppy that never sits still was unable to move.

“We were panicking, we were screaming, we were crying, we didn’t know what to do,” Clayton said.

Her owners Ashley and Thomas were in a bind. They were both laid off because of the coronavirus and had no way to pay the vet bill so they went to Facebook–but what happened next no one was expecting.

One by one, messages started pouring in. Dozens of good samaritans throughout Ascension Parish volunteered to pay the bill including Ashley Brignac.

“I’m really really glad that she trusted me to help her, it felt really great,” Brignac said.

The bill was eventually paid in full. Officials from Cypress Lake Animal Hospital say it was a miracle they came when they did.

“We do get a lot of people that come in and they’re trying to do best by their animal, but funds are limited especially in this time period,” Meg Kling said. “The fact that she had all of these wonderful people stepping up and helping with her little baby it just warms your heart.”

Now, Lilah is back to her normal self and Ashley and Thomas have built lifelong friendships with those that helped. They say they look forward to seeing Lilah live a long and healthy life.

Lilah’s family says they plan on making a Facebook page for their puppy so everyone can keep up with her journey.

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