Some dog owners do not realize how traumatic and terrified their dogs feel when they are abandoned, surrendered and dumped.
Jenny was only about 5 month old when she was abandoned by her owner. It was springtime when the shelter manager found a crying puppy tied to the front gate of the shelter. The kind-hearted manager took her in immediately and placed her into a cage. The crying stopped after a while and everything seemed normal at the time. However, in the course of just two months, her health deteriorated. (See the pictures below taken when she was first taken into the shelter and the pictures taken merely two months after living in the shelter). Jenny rarely ate any food; she spent most of her day standing at the cage door, waiting for her owner to come back to her. Jenny gave up on her life after months of waiting. She stopped eating completely – she was so weak to the point where she could not stand up anymore.
With the overcrowding situation and the scarcity of space at the dog shelter, the shelter made a very tough decision to place Jenny on the euthanasia list. The shelter made the call based on her poor health condition which included a severe skin infection caused by malnutrition and stress.
When Jenny was posted on ‘the list’ – many people were deeply saddened after reading her story and seeing her pictures. Several kind hearted individuals decided to gather their resources to save Jenny. She was rescued and was sent to an animal hospital. The vet was not confident if he could save Jenny because she was so sick, but most importantly, she lacked the will to live. Nevertheless, the hospital staff and rescuers did not give up on her and continue to show Jenny the love and care she deserves.
One day, Jenny woke up and started eating her food. When the rescuers and staff showed up, she wagged her tail and acknowledged them with a few barks. That was truly a miracle to everyone. The vet’s exact words were ‘Oh my god, she is finally doing well. She can and will live. No medication could have saved her had she given up on life.’
After several months of medical treatments, Jenny regained her health. She is full of energy and she is eager to live and she looks forward to share her happy life with that special family out there.
Jenny will fly to Toronto on January 10th and she is searching for her forever home.