Usually, when shelters and animal rescuers take abused animals into their care, they can immediately detect physical and emotional scarring that’s been left behind from the cruel abuse or neglect.
Yet when a worker from the New South Wales Animal Welfare League picked up a Kelpie cross named Molly from the pound, they had no information about her medical history but didn’t expect to run into any issues since she seemed like such a sweet and healthy animal.
“I fell in love with her because I love these types of dogs. They kind of look like your old farm dog. She was lovely, a little bit timid, but very sweet and very affectionate,” said Erika Pankhurst, the AWL animal behaviorist that picked Molly up from the pound.
They planned to find Molly a forever home after getting a routine checkup, yet shortly after dropping her off at the vet, she received an urgent call telling her she needed to see Molly’s x-ray. “I just looked and it was I was like ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before. It was quite upsetting because she is so lovely. It makes me so upset that someone could do something so horrible to such a lovely dog, or to any dog.”
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Animal Welfare League NSW]