Margo arrived at the shelter on April 6, 2016; emaciated, fur thin, missing in places and caked with urine, her paws pink and burned from standing in her own urine. This two year old weighed only 28 pounds, slightly more than half of what she should weigh; her little skeleton prominent under what was left of her stained fur. Surrendered as a stray, complete with urine soaked collar and leash, we learned that her owner had told the woman to 'just get rid of her"...this little girl, with the soulful eyes, was being thrown away after weeks of neglect. We named her Margo, took her straight to the vet where she was evaluated and tested for heartworm. By some miracle, she was severely dehydrated and malnourished, but otherwise healthy and heartworm negative. Because her actual owner didn't surrender her, she would have to remain in the shelter for several days for her stray hold. The thought of her living one more hour with her body covered with flakes of skin on the smelling fur was too much; she was given a nice, warm bath which must have felt like a spa day. Once her stray hold was up, we were able to take her into our rescue and place her with a wonderful foster family with three other dogs, two cats and two of the best humans ever. Her foster family bought her a sweater to wear, as the weather was still chilly and her lack of body fat and fur left her cold and shivering. Margo's burned paws cracked and bled, making it painful to walk; slowliy they healed. Her medical care was a slow process, as she needed to gain weight and regain her muscle mass. Today, almost 3 months from the time she first appeared, Margo is healthy and ready for her new forever home. In spite of all she's been through, Margo is a smart and loving girl and now has the energy to run and play. She is not a special needs dog, but must go to a loving home where her horrific history will never be repeated.
Adoption application can be found on our website: www.friendsofwcds.org
Her adoption fee is $150.00