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Fostered in Rockville, MD
We were asked to take a look at a brand new intake from a shelter one morning, and there was Gracie-an owner surrender....we were shocked at what we saw....a tiny, filthy Shih Tzu mix was laying in the back of the cage....she looked to be a senior dog. She was cold, matted, and had shallow breathing. She also looked very, very pregnant.....it was one of the most shocking things I have seen in a long time....and, of course we couldn't leave her behind. She would have never been adopted out of there, and looked so sad, sick and weak; We didn't think she would survive delivery of puppies on her own. It turned out that Gracie was not pregnant at all, but rather had Pyometra. A bad infection in her uterus. Emergency surgery was done and she survived. She was in the animal hospital for a long time fighting the infection, and the damage caused to her liver from neglect and lack of protein. She pulled through and is now recovering. This is the condensed version of what this poor animal went through. To our surprise, Gracie is young. The vet guesses she is between 2 ½ and 3 years old. Because she was so badly neglected when she first arrived, you would never have known how young she really is.
We are sometimes questioned for the level of screening any adoptive family goes through to get a dog from MMR. Gracie's story is why we are so careful. Not everyone should have a dog, and not everyone understands the needs of some of our dogs. If a dog can live through trauma like Gracie, you can bet we are going to do our very best to insure it never happens again. Obviously, her former owners should never have had a dog. We want to use her story to let everyone know what can go on behind the scenes in rescue. While happy endings are our ultimate goal, it is important for the public to know that rescue's work closely with shelters and sometimes law enforcement to see that those who will abuse or neglect an animal, are punished. Sadly, it does not always work out that way, but the shelters and rescues in your communities do try.
Gracie is a very special dog, who speaks volumes through her eyes. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt her when her rescue story ends, will be forever changed. I recently heard from a another rescue adopter who used the following quotes in a note she sent after the death of her beloved dog, and her choice to immediately begin to foster other dogs again. I think it speaks volumes about anyone who chooses to help a dog. whether it be through fostering, volunteering, monetary contributions, or prayers, MMR is happy to accept any of them!!!! All are absolutely necessary for the success of any rescue.
"I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do” and “One person with a commitment is worth a hundred who only have an interest”-M Crowley. Now that Gracie has recovered, she is available for adoption to the right family. Gracie has had a lot of angels watching over her so she could pull through this. Now she just needs a home that will cherish her the way she should be.HER ADOPTION FEE IS $300
You can apply for her at muttsmatterrescue.com