Holle Prigmore is a Haralason County mail carrier and dog mom. She enjoys greeting and getting to know the dogs on her route. Recently, however, she saw one of the dogs on her route that needed help not a treat.
Ginger, a beagle mix, was walking near some bushes when a snake jumped out and bit her leg. Prigmore witnessed the attack and went over to check on Ginger. The little dog was in a lot of pain and limping. Not knowing what kind of snake had bit her, Prigmore snapped a photo of the snake lying in the bushes and posted it to social media to ask what kind of snake it was.
Prigmore quickly found out it was a copperhead and thought it best to take Ginger to the vet. But first she wanted to check if Ginger’s family was home. No one was, so Prigmore cleverly wrote a message on her mobile phone and held it up to the family’s doorbell camera before heading to the emergency vet hospital. The message read, “Little beagle bit by copperhead.”
Ginger’s family, Kelsey Proctor, went to the veterinarian later but she couldn’t identify Ginger’s hero. So she posted a heartfelt thanks to Prigmore on Facebook and wrote: “Haralson County/Buchanan friends: I am looking for the name of this post office worker. I see her badge but it’s too blurry for me to read. Our dog, Ginger, was bitten by a copperhead snake today while we were at work.”
Prigmore continued, “This sweet woman took our girl to the vet and left us a note on her phone in our camera to see. I know someone out there has to know her. I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart. Thankfully, Ginger is going to be okay, and I truly believe it’s because of this woman. Help me find her!”
Soon Prigmore was identified and she commented on the Proctors’ post, “My absolute pleasure to help. Ginger is a doll baby.”
A few days later, Ginger and her new friend were reunited so Proctor could give Prigmore thanks in person.
Prigmore told Fox 5 Atlanta that she’s a dog lover. “I have a motto that not every dog likes me right now, but when I’m finished with them, they will,” she said.
Ginger has recovered from her nasty encounter. Prigmore said Ginger was sore from the bite but is doing really well.