Hope was brought into a high kill shelter in Texas as a stray, and unfortunately she was a familiar face to the staff. Hope was brought in on SEVERAL occasions but always reclaimed by her “owner”. We say owner very lightly, how could anyone treat their animal this way, let them suffer in this way, and who in their right mind would give a dog in this condition back to the person who “owned” them. Those scars weren’t all new. Every time Hope was brought into to the shelter she was in this type of horrific condition. Hope was likely running from her abusers trying to escape the life of hell in wich she lived in, only to be caught and brought to a shelter where she had little chance of making it out alive and if she did it was only to be reclaimed and sent back to her life of torture. (After receiving her records we saw documentation of times she was brought to the shelter dating all the way back to 2016!!!!)
Hopes photos were posted by a volunteer begging for someone to save her. We saw her, all of her, the scars that covered her body, the crooked jaw, the weepy oozing eyes, the deep open wounds, but what we also saw was her beautiful colors, her contagious smile, her hopeful eyes and her fight to live! Hope was still on her stray hold and we were told her owner would likely come back to reclaim her. We were terrified. Terrified that that monster would come back for her, or what was left of her. For two days we waited in un explainable worry....but thankfully he never showed! As soon as that stray hold was up our volunteers went and freed her.
This is also how we found Sugar Ray, sweet sweet Sugar Ray. (Click here to read his story - https://www.facebook.com/177799072926038/posts/523656111673664/?d=n) The same volunteer who posted about Hope told us about sugar Ray and begged us to save him too. When she showed us his face we couldn’t say no, Hope lead us to Sugar Ray and Hope will forever carry a part of Sugar Ray with her.
Hope was seen by our Texas veterinarians immediately. They checked all of her wounds, took x rays of her jaw, completed all tests and provided a treatment plan to get this sweet girl healthy! After 6 months of Heartworm treatment, and another 5 months of routine vet care including surgery on her jaw (the excess skin hanging from prior injury) she is finally ready to head to maine to find her furever home!
✔️ Approximately 4 years old
✔️ English bulldog mix
✔️Up to date on vaccines
✔️Negative for Heartworm & tick borne diseases
✔️Very friendly and boisterous
✔️She would do well with kids over 12 due to her excitement and size
❌ She has done well with male dogs but should be the only dog in the home
❌ no cats
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