Dogs are incredibly trusting and forgiving animals, yet rescuers were amazed that a dog who had been found badly abused and tossed away like a piece of trash could possibly still trust people.
When rescuers from a Louisiana shelter discovered a two-year-old dog abandoned in the trash with agonizing chemical burns down her back, they assumed the dog would be afraid and aggressive, but were stunned to see the dog trusted them completely.
The shelter took the dog in, but it soon became clear that they couldn’t provide the care and treatment she needed to heal. The team contacted Good Karma Animal Rescue in Minnesota, and they happily agreed to take the dog, who they aptly named Grace, in. “They then turned to us for help,” Good Karma Animal Rescue explained. “Could we get her out of there, bring her here, and show her what Good Karma is all about? Of course we said yes, what other answer was there?”
But before they could do anything, the team had to find a treatment to heal her brittle skin and raw scars, which they believed was likely caused by bleach. Dr. Robert Melco of Paws and Claws offered to perform surgery Grace desperately needed. “The problem with that scar tissue, it was so dry and brittle that if it cracked or got injured it was going to heal very, very slowly,” Dr. Melco said. “We just did not have a normal immune system going into that area.”
Grace has completely transformed and has put her painful past behind her, and is now looking for her forever home. “Whoever gets her is going to be a lucky family,” Lisa Booth of Good Karma said. “We just want that family to see through and see to the dog and to the heart and just to the beauty and the strength that is Grace.”
Can you believe someone would throw away a living creature in a dumpster?
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN]