It is ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ when a dog is abandoned by its owner, especially when they are found in such ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ shape. Thankfully, there are also kind people in the world willing to step up and give these poor pets a second chance to live on.
Such was the case recently, after a poor pit bull was abandoned because he was severely underweight because of malnutrition and could not even stand. But now, Maggie is finally on her way to recovery.
On July 29, the Orange County Animal Welfare Center, in Virginia, adopted an abandoned dog, a pit bull named “Maggie”. According to WVIR, a civilian found her and she was severely underweight, weighing only about 27 pounds, half what is considered healthy.
Maggie was almost lifeless, unable to move, unable to stand up, unable to walk. Shelter director Gina Jenkins said the dog was suffering from sᴄᴀʙɪᴇs and conjunctivitis, lethargy and dehydration.
Jenkins says that while this is a serious case of animal abuse, she doubts the owner will be found. Instead, they’re focusing on giving her the love and care she’s been denied: “No one will come forward. She will be our child.”
Maggie is now well cared for and is recovering, although given her condition it won’t be easy: reportedly it will take at least 3 to 4 months and she may never My hair has now completely grown back.
Still, people were determined to give this dog a much-needed second chance. Online supporters have been moved by her story and have donated thousands of dollars for her care “Although she has a long way to go, she is doing well. more every day. We will keep you all updated as she progresses.”
While she has a long way to go, Maggie’s morale has risen. After facing so much ᴄʀᴜᴇʟᴛʏ and abandonment, she has settled down and is comfortable with food and blankets.
Maggie, she’s doing 100% better. What love, care and food can give an animal is amazing. She loves her blankets and she loves to snuggle up in her blankets.
It’s ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ for Maggie to be abandoned like this, but we’re so glad she’s finally well taken care of and is on her way to recovery!