Sometimes shelter dogs look awful and simply need a bath. Sometimes they need expensive medical care. But they certainly always have the hope for a better life and they are just waiting for someone to grant their wish for a second chance.
In late May of this year, I received a plea with the photo on the left to rescue this poor matted mess of a pup someone found lost in their backyard. As soon as I saw the photo I wrote back, but unfortunately the dog had already been taken to the shelter and they didn’t know the impound number. I forwarded the photo to our rescue network and it landed in the right hands within a few days! Ja-Shin and I headed to the shelter right away to rescue Carly, the name we have given this sweetie.
Carly had a massive eye infection, skin infection and ear infection and had horrible matting and flea infestation. You would think that after suffering this much neglect and pain in her life that Carly would be emotionally scarred, and rightfully so. However, the moment we pulled Carly out of the shelter cage, her joy for life and grattitude shined through.
Even as we shaved away years of matting and treated her massive wounds, Carly smiled and snuggled with us. I'd like to beleive she knew we were there to help her dreams of health and happiness come true.
After about a month of intense medical treatment, Carly's inner beauty was finally visible to the world... And three months later she found a forever home with a family that can only be described as a the things fairtales are made of.
Carly's story reminds us all to never judge a book by its cover. Because sometimes books are damaged, or ill cared for, or simply show wear from their owner treating them poorly. It does not mean that the pages within are not precious, and full of magic. And these books, like an innocent life, should never be thrown away because they are not beautiful to the eye.
Carly's has had one of the most dramatic transformations we have seen to date and her video is sure to make you smile :-) Rather than clicking "LIKE" on this post, please click "SHARE" and help us show the world how amazing shelter dogs are.