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of the short story.
This picture shows Dixie in therapy. Notice the shaved hair where her surgery fused her spine.
Dixie, the Miracle Dog
On January 28, 2010, Mae Pagan found her dog, Dixie, a black
lab mix, shot through the throat.
Her neighbor, was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring
animals in violation of Article 26, section 353 of the NY State
& Markets Law, a misdemeanor.
Dixie required nine hours of surgery to fuse her spine, and
was unable to walk for two months.
Through extensive rehabilitation requiring acupuncture, chiropractic,
alternative energy healing and lots of love, Dixie finally was able to Click here to see Dixie walk on
her own and regain full function of her internal organs.
Much community support has been received from animal rights
activists, concerned citizens wanting to change animal abuse from
to felonies. A community letter on Facebook requested D.A. Hogan take
seriously as a threat to the community. Her response is also posted on
Other support has come from holistic healers, prayer groups,
and Dixie’s veterinarians and staff members, uniting the community in
awareness of the abuse of animals and the ability of unconditional love
Through this ordeal, Mae Pagan has held this belief:
“The greatest blessing that could come from this is the
raising of the collective consciousness about the understanding of
why they’re here. They are all
about unconditional love. I believe that this story shows the validity
energy healing combined with western medicine. Dixie would not be where
she is now if it weren’t for the surgery, healing and
nondenominational prayers sent to her. Love heals. And that’s the big
A fund has been established to help pay for Dixie’s surgery
and rehabilitation. Checks may be sent to:
The Dixie Fund
Glens Falls National Bank
123 Montcalm Street
Ticonderoga, New York 12883