A beautiful German shepherd was left to fend for herself when her family packed up their belongings and moved away, abandoning her inside of their home. The heartbreaking situation was shared with followers of the Rocky Ridge Refuge Facebook page on Tuesday.
According to Janice Wolf, founder of the rescue organization, the five-year-old dog, since dubbed “Ember,” was skin and bones by the time that she was discovered inside of the residence.
She was alone there for several weeks before the neighbor finally heard her whimpering and sought help. She was close to death from dehydration and starvation at that point. She was so weak and suffered a hard fall that caused spinal trauma also.
These pics, taken after she was hydrated and eaten a few meals, don’t really show the degree of her emaciation because her thick fur hides the true extent. I will soon post updated photos and am happy to report that she is doing well and now able to walk and move without pain and gaining weight steadily.
You are finally in good hands Ember – follow Rocky Ridge Refuge, and Ember’s progress, as this link to Facebook.
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