See Molly in Action

Thank you to everyone. The outpouring of support has been literally life-saving. Molly is doing great. You can visit Facebook (All Better Pets)  to see the video of her first walk 12 hours after surgery (or look below). We are over-joyed that people are willing to help our little shelter. We face many challenges with loving creatures that find themselves in crisis.


Molly is put back togetherMolly on all foursThe AVC and All Better Pets staff


Molly’s Surgery is Done – Applause!

Molly is officially done and out of surgery! she is awake, but drowsy from anesthesia. Go team

Surgery is Almost Complete!

Surgery is almost complete! Closing up, taking radiographs very soon! Your thoughts have helped immensely!


Putting Molly's new wheels together

Ashley and Kala putting Molly’s wheelchair together

Molly’s Walkin’ Wheels Doggie Wheelchair

We wanted to take this moment to send out a special thank you to

Handicapped Pets donated a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair to Molly to help in her rehabilitation. This wheelchair will help Molly get around while her legs mend and she recuperates. Handicapped Pets provides all of the products, services and support that pet caretakers need to help their elderly, disabled and injured pets enjoy healthy, happy, active lives.  Learn more about Handicapped Pets by going to their website or liking them on Facebook. 

We’ll be sure to share with you pictures of Molly when she is introduced to her wheelchair, and perhaps even some videos of her in action. :)



Pics during surgery

Here are some images of Molly showing how tough she is:


Molly 1 hour into surgery! Merideth gives two thumbs up!Molly is now on her front left humerus (upper arm on a human). Everything is still going very well!

Some support for Molly before surgery

Last night, as Molly mentally and physically prepared for her long surgery, a friend came by to show support, love and toys/treats. We just wanted to share this with all of you :)


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Tomorrow’s the big day for Molly

Molly is eating very well. She has had a few spikes in her temperature most likely due to excitement when her family is visiting. She wants so badly to get up but cannot so she starts panting and wagging her tail. Her temperature also goes up when she needs to pee. I’m sure she feels like it’s a ‘no no’ to pee inside. Otherwise her temperature has been normal.

Today we will check her red cell count to be sure the anemia is not any worse. If the anemia is worse, then a blood transfusion may need to be considered depending on the amount of blood loss at surgery.
Happy Holidays Everyone!Me and My Duck - What a TeamI have all of you to thank.

Your generosity has helped save Molly!

It’s with a warm heart that we can happily say that we’ve reached and exceeded our goal for Molly! The money raised will go toward not only surgery but after care. Thank you to everyone!
Molly’s pain is well under control. She has finally started eating for us. We checked blood work and scanned her belly with ultrasound and except for a little anemia (bleeding into her bones) she appears to be okay!
Surgery has been scheduled for Saturday. Our goal is to have all limbs repaired, which may take 8-10 hours, as long as Molly is able to do well under anesthesia. The nursing staff is great and will be monitoring Molly closely throughout the procedure.
Over the next few weeks, we will help Molly begin to use her legs and prevent her from falling while recovering.
She has an incredibly gentle spirit. She lets us move her when necessary without complaint. Amazing!
Please visit again for updates and pictures!

Molly’s Progress

Tracking Molly’s Progress

Molly came to us one cold winter evening with four broken legs after being hit by a plow truck. Her owner, a war veteran, couldn’t afford to save her. But rather than humane euthanasia, the owner decided to surrender his dog so that we could find a way to save her. But, rather than save her and find her a new home, we feel it’s important to reunite Molly with her owner. You can read more about Molly here, and track her progress below. Thanks for your support!


Thank you to our donors!

All Better Pets is our 501(c) non-profit, created for abandoned, injured, homeless animals. To date we have cared for and placed over 200 pets. If you or someone you know would like to make a donation for Molly’s care, please call (603-669-2002) or email ( or even better, stop by to see us!

*If requested we can send you a receipt. Any donation can be claimed on your tax return.