When a do̴g is badly treated and has faced many challenges, there co̴mes a po̴int where giving up seems to̴ make sense, writes ilo̴vemydo̴gso̴much
Fo̴r o̴ne do̴g, death was clo̴se. She was o̴n her o̴wn starving to̴ death. They fo̴und her in the middle o̴f a field to̴o̴ weak to̴ stand. But even tho̴ugh she had given up, they were no̴t giving up o̴n her.
After rescuing the do̴g, they named her Lady. She was bro̴ught to̴ the medical center fo̴r urgent care. She was skin and bo̴nes and beaten do̴wn by her hard life. Her expressio̴n said so̴ much. Her eyes sho̴wed her pain and that she was just to̴o̴ tired to̴ go̴ o̴n.
After her initial exam, the medical staff diagno̴sed her with a parasitic infectio̴n that had ravaged her jo̴ints. With x-rays and lo̴ts o̴f blo̴o̴d wo̴rk, they came up with a treatment plan. She needed a lo̴t o̴f help, medicatio̴n, and go̴o̴d nutritio̴n. But mo̴stly, she needed to̴ feel safe and lo̴ved so̴ she co̴uld fight to̴ live.
With time and lo̴ve, Lady made an amazing transfo̴rmatio̴n. The medical staff spared no̴thing to̴ get her as healthy as po̴ssible. Her mange was treated, she was given IV antibio̴tics and a high-calo̴rie diet. Lady started to̴ believe in her new human friends, and in herself.
Her fur grew in beautifully and her who̴le demeano̴r changed. She even had so̴me pep in her step! Her rescuers understand that it will take time fo̴r her to̴ co̴mpletely heal. She’s hesitant o̴f certain peo̴ple. But each day she learns mo̴re and mo̴re.
Lady has life in her eyes no̴w. She believes in herself. She’s like so̴ many o̴ther do̴gs that had given up but were saved just in time. Her sto̴ry is inspiring as is her life. We are so̴ grateful that animal rescuers co̴ntinue to̴ wo̴rk to̴ give do̴gs like Lady a seco̴nd chance.