Christmas Day 2013.
While masses are celebrating Birth, Family, Unity and Joy,
This dog – along with her male companion – were seized from a man that was LITERALLY starving them to death.
Clinging to life, she was sent to the shelter and labeled an Evidence Dog as they were set to persecute the human responsible.
The shelter medical and caretaker staff began instant care, for this sweet soul, who was delivered to to them at only 35 pounds: Less than half of her full body weight.
One could literally count every bone on her body.
All photos here show her AFTER having a few weeks of aggressively upped feedings. Each pound gained, a huge stride in the necessary direction.
The staff cloaked her in a coat, so her frail bony frame would have some padding while she laid on the floor.
The shelter staff became instantly smitten with this girl – meeting her you would instantly know why.
Kind & Gentle do not even begin to describe this kid.
They kept her in a remote area away from the public, and that is where we first laid eyes upon her.
As she was Evidence, we could not take her, but definitively let them know how much we wanted her The Minute she became available.
A couple weeks later, we were THRILLED to receive the call that she was being released, and that we could make the drive to go pick her up. We learned at that time – sadly – the male Dane mix that she came in with, did not make it.
When we arrived, her caretakers were so moved to see this girl get people that would ensure her a brighter tomorrow.
They handed us a hand-written feeding schedule that she had been on. And as we leashed this girl – who had successfully put on a hand full of pounds – one of her biggest fans that worked at the shelter, began crying at her heart-filled relief to see this beautiful pup leaving and WANTED.
Again note, these pics and video are AFTER this quiet girl gained multiple pounds.
Click here to see video of Holly heading to her new life:
Given her Christmas Day association, Holly Golightly, trotted out the front door, leaped into the vehicle waiting, and moved with total and absolute joy into her future.
Holly has made huge strides with us, and is filling out. She loves her daily walks, all of her new canine buddies, her extra meals, and all the affection you are able to offer.
This elegant girl was recently strong enough to spay. She is also the single-most visibly elated pup when it comes time for sleep. Holly WORSHIPS her bedding. Pure Joy: She affixes herself atop a mound of blankets, sitting like humble & grateful royalty upon a throne – with a Large Smile of Gratitude on her face.
Holly is READY and Now Looking for her people.