When Abby was picked up on the street by animal control in September, she was skinny, sick, and had to eat garbage to survive.
Look at the almost balding old dog believed to be between 10 and 12 years old – and animal control knows she needs more help than they have the resources to give her. They contacted the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, where rescuers were able to see that there was a beautiful dog ready to shine if loved and cared for.
Abby’s rescuers were shocked by her condition. It’s hard to believe she could have survived that way on her own. The old dog is suffering from ear and skin infections, broken hind legs and several other ailments that need attention. Most of the things she’s dealing with have clearly gone untreated for a very long time, so Abby’s new friends wasted no time in starting her healing journey.
“We had to give her shampoo and medication every day to cure her skin infections and treat her ear infections,” said Sarrah Walton, who works at the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana. “She has received so much love and care during this time.”
Abby went through one treatment after another and even had sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ, but it all paid off. She feels so much better now than when she first arrived and she’s also completely unrecognizable.
Abby didn’t even look like a dog when she was first found, and now, she’s a nimble and loving puppy. Her lifeguards couldn’t believe how far she had come and really couldn’t be happier for her. “She is doing GREAT,” . Walton said: “She is doing GREAT. “Abby is smart and quick. She is the queen bee of our little dogs and lives to be cuddled and loved with the volunteers.”
Abby has one more treatment to end, but after that, she’ll be ready to find her forever family. She has come such a long way, and all of her new friends are eagerly awaiting her happy ending.
If you want to help other dogs like Abby, you can donate to the Northwest Louisiana Humane Society.