This is a sad story...
One Sunday morning, Grace came in to the rescue to find Abby
tied by a piece of string to the front gate of the rescue.
She was absolutely skin-and-bones. This poor girl hadn't had
a real meal in months. It appears that she had been eating
anything she could find just to stay alive. See her picture
below to see what Abigail looked like upon her arrival, compared
to the beautiful dog that you see now!
We brought her into the rescue and have been nursing her back
to health and trying to put some weight on her. She has a
huge appetite, and is starting to make progress. We have
learned that Abigail suffers from pancreatitis, a condition which
occurs because her body does not manufacture the enzymes required
for normal digestion. With daily medication, this is not a
life-threatening condition, and Abigail will live a long and happy
life in a home that will administer her medicine regularly with
her meals. Abby is continuing to gain weight and we've even
seen her smile!
The vet believes that Abby is about 10-12 months old. She is
a beautiful girl. She is very sweet and shy, gets along well
with other dogs, and is very friendly. She did really well
at an in-store adoption event. She is going to be a great
dog for a very special home. Let's create a happy ending for
this little girl.
Abigail had been adopted, but the
situation did not work out because she still has occasional bouts
of diarrhea. Usually, the diarrhea was triggered because
Abigail ate something that she was not supposed to eat. Like
the time that she opened the refrigerator in the middle of the
night and ate almost everything inside. Abby is a smart and
clever dog. She needs a family who will be very strict about
giving her medication, and keeping her on a quality kibble diet
that does not contain corn.
Here is what Abigail looked like
when she originally arrived at the rescue: