I saw this today and it is just heartbreaking. I can't look at these pictures without tearing up. Please send this sweet girl all your good vibes/prayers and if you can spare a few dollars she could really use them right now. Here is her story which took place only a half hour from where we live...
Joan of Ark, "Joanie" was discovered near a roadside in Denton and picked up by Animal Services, who transferred her to Noah's Ark Animal Shelter in Gainesville. She was nearly starved to death, dehydrated and was so weak she could not even stand up for more than a minute or two. The vet said she was the worst case of emaciation he had ever seen in a living dog. She has no visible muscle mass and is literally skin and bones. We don't know how this happened, but Joanie is one tough little dachshund. She's learning to trust people again, and has learned that everyone who encounters her now wants to shower her with love and compassion. Because she is so thin and frail, she eats small meals throughout the day. She will need some dental work at some point in the future, but that will have to wait until she's whole again. Her blood work came back showing anemia, but amazingly there were no signs of illness or renal failure. She is also heartworm NEGATIVE, much to everyone's surprise. She is now taking short walks outside for brief potty breaks, then she settles down for a nap in her soft little bed, covered in blankets.
Please visit her web page http://www.atdr.org/info/display?PageID=6597
at All Texas Dachshund Rescue Inc. for more information or to make a donation.
We have made our contribution and we hope that it helps to improve her life.
This sweet baby deserves it!