Think of the love felt and how the heart swells as you look at your dog or pup curled up on his bed in warmth on a cold winter night or chilling on a steamy summer evening.
Look at the picture to the left. So many pets are treated as if they are they are undeserving of any kindness. They shiver as they try to find warmth or coolness, whatever day or night brings upon them.
One such dog now has hope. Turned into a kill shelter after a lifetime of being tied to a tree. The fur no longer exists. The bones of it’s skeleton show through the skin. There is no fat or muscle on the body.
The look in the eye caused many to cry, so sad and hopeless….totally given up on the human race that treated her so shamefully.
A volunteer of Southeast German Shepherd Rescue felt her heart break. She could not let that dog suffer and likely die in that shelter. She whispered in her ear as the poor girl cowered.
She took her home and named her Hope (so full of promise). The rescuer describes that first night:
Her skin is raw from the demodectic mange and malnutrition. She appears to have a slight eye infection. I am sure she will test heartworm positive. She was AWESOME for her bath.
She seems to enjoy the petting and rubbing. Her nails were so overgrown that she could not walk right. She allowed me to carefully trim them down.
She LOVES treats and takes them very gently. She LOVES the dog bed she is on. It has served as a point of comfort since she has been here.
She ate well tonight and I did give her dewormer, her basic shots, and started her on cephalexin for the skin infection.
She will go into the vet tomorrow where I will have a rabies and hw test done and a general once over.
I will also have her eyes checked since they appear infected and I will get the dosing for liquid ivermectin for the mange
They have raised some money for her treatment as well as all the heartworm victims that come to the rescue. Due to a shortage of treatment meds, their cost have risen and SGSR can use all the help they can get so save these victims. Even a dollar can help. You can send donations to:
PO Box 547
Morrisville, NC 27560
All donations are tax deductible as this is a non-profit rescue. Please do what you can! Will update Hope as she improves.
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