Lindey the German Shepherd finds forever home with the McNeils
3:21 PM, Sep 30, 2013
10:42 AM, Oct 1, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lindey, the German Shepherd thrown over a Kansas City overpass, is finally with her forever family.
Ann and Nick McNeil, along with their daughter Tessa, are adopting Lindey. The family lives in Prairie Village, Kan.
They have followed Lindey's story from the very start.
It was on February 28th, when witnesses saw Lindey thrown from a 40-foot overpass. Luckily, a snow bank broke her fall, but she was seriously hurt. She had no broken bones, but she suffered major damage to her front legs and jaw.
Lindey had to undergo three major surgeries in the few weeks after her fall. She then spent several weeks in splints, as her legs healed and moved in with a foster mom.
The surgeries were paid for largely through donations given to the Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MOGS).
After months of recovery, Lindey is adjusting to her new life with the McNeils.
Ann McNeil was first told about Lindey through a client at work. It was her husband who convinced her to apply for adoption.
MOGS calls it the perfect fit, because the family already owns a German Shepherd named Roxy.
Since taking Lindey home, McNeil said she feels like the lucky one and has never looked back.
"I believe it was fate. She came into our lives. We feel like the lucky ones to have her. It's an amazing story.
Fortunately, she was rescued by all the people who donated money, time and love," she said.
It's been a long road, but Lindey is finally settling into a new, happy life.