I had a speak with the shelter saying it was not her fault that she has a chip from someone that more than likely contributed to her present state, and that she should not be held back because of this person(s)…and I was told that there was a ‘legal obligation’ to ‘see if her people are looking for her.’ Really? Is there also a legal obligation to prosecute their asses?
After considering options, we decided to call upon something called the Good Samaritan policy. Under this, we can go pick her up and take her for much needed medical attention, and then we have to return her to the shelter for the remainder of her hold. During this time, and despite the shape she is in, ‘whoever’ once was responsible for her, can come back from her tormented past and claim her. Doctor-care, and personal welfare be damned.
For us it is worth the risk. We do not think she can wait any longer to be seen.
So that is exactly what we did on Tuesday.
This sweet kid loved the attention and makes fans wherever she goes. Everyone sees right past her current shape, and focuses on her kindness and charm. She has gained some much needed weight while being at the shelter.
Today was about looking for obvious signs of her ailments. They gave her a treatment/medication that will last a week.
Once the ‘hold’ is over, Julia will go back to Montrose Pet Hospital, for her surgery.
It will be a big day for her. Beyond all the masses on her body that need removing and biopsying, and scrapings to determine why her skin is cracked and bleeding, Julia will have a broken and infected tooth removed, be spayed, get X-Rays to look deeper inside and find the source of her head-tilt, and whatever else Dr. Mitchell and Ben see necessary.
Look, if someone steps forward to claim her, we will push for them to be held accountable. As we see it, though still in the system, Julia is a Mutt Scout, and will be cared for as such, and reside with her awesome new foster and friend, Isabel.
Thank you for your outpouring of concern, and the donations sent.
Every one of your hard earned dollars will go toward her medical, and subsequent care.
We are – all of us – excited to get the healing started. Leading up that cheering section, is the little lady herself.
Let’s hear it for Julia.