When rescuers approach an abused or tortured animal, they often run away and try to hide since their understandably so afraid of humans.
So when rescuers from an animal shelter approached a dog that had been found and dropped off, they were stunned when she made no effort to hide from them. The tiny dog who was later named Liz was covered in matted fur that blinded her and was soaked in urine yet her legs didn’t seem to be injured.
Trio Animal Foundation came to pick her up since she clearly would need more care than the shelter could provide, and they immediately rushed her to the vet, who got to work bringing her body temperature up and shaving the dirty, matted fur off her body. Once shaved, the team saw just how badly Liz was starving. “Besides being cold, she weighed in at only about 4 pounds. A dog her size should weigh at least 10-12 pounds,” her rescuers explained.
“After x-rays and blood work have been taken, it is believed that Liz cannot stand because she is simply too weak from starvation,” the team said. For now, Liz is getting a small amount of food throughout the day that will increase over time and has an IV of fluids and medicine so her body doesn’t shut down. “Her legs are so thin and her skin so delicate, it is a miracle that the catheter is even staying in.”
For now, the team is working around the clock to save Liz and is doing everything in their power to make her healthy and make sure she’s as comfortable and as relaxed as possible.
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[Featured Image: Trio Animal Foundation]