Hope’s Story

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Animal cruelty can be either abandonment, deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal by not providing even the basic care. I am a victim of such cruelties.

I was found wandering the streets and picked up by a local shelter. My chances of surviving in the shelter were slim to none. I was quickly put on the list to be euthanized until LSWR speedily stepped in to say, “YES, we will take her”. The guardian angel who came to see me at the shelter looked into my eyes and knew I felt so badly that I was ready to go to the Rainbow Bridge.

We headed straight to the vet where I was hospitalized for severe skin, ear and eye infections and malnourishment. I was frightened and confused but the staff did their best to reassure me that everything would be okay. I am estimated to be 6 years old but frail, tired, and my bones are showing through. I move very slowly right now, but I’m not in any rush. I know it will take some time to become a new dog. I have a shining spirit and a clear will to survive.

The struggle to survive is nothing compared to the abuse and suffering I experienced in my past. Today also marks the beginning of the healing of my body, my mind, my soul and my heart. I have a whole new and wonderful life ahead of me.

I am now in my foster home resting and enjoying all the comforts that indoor living brings. I have a huge appetite and love eating delicious food and yummy treats. I am receiving lots of love, attention and spa (medicated) baths. I don’t even mind taking my meds because after my medicines I get a tasty treat.

I know that with the help of all of LSWR volunteers, I will find my way home to my new loving family. I will make a full recovery!
If you’d like to send me a note on FB or (lswrvolunteers@verizon.net), my foster mom said she’ll read them to me. Or if you’d like to send in a donation to LSWR to help special fosters like me, please visit http://www.lswr.us and click on the PAYPAL button to donate. You can also mail your donation to:

Lone Star Westie Rescue
P.O. Box 251401
Plano, TX 75025

Check back periodically to follow my progress.

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