A neglected dog, covered in dirty mats and too weak to stand, has made remarkable progress after being rescued last week in Tunica, Mississippi. The dog, now known as Pearl, was near death before being taken under the wing of the Tunica Humane Society – today, she is free from dirt and mats, and she is receiving life-saving care.
On May 12, the animal welfare agency updated Facebook followers about the recently rescued dog:
I named her Pearl and her new life started the moment she was rescued by the Tunica Humane Society.
Pearl has a very tough journey back to wellness. She has advanced heartworm disease but we are going to do everything we possibly can to get her well again.
Today, she is clean and soft and enjoying being petted and loved for the first time in a very long time. This precious dog has suffered unforgivable neglect. Her new life is going to be everything she always dreamed about. And more!
She is on several medications to stabilize her condition. We are praying she will be feeling better very soon.
It is so hard to believe this is the same dog we rescued yesterday, clinging to life. She would not have lasted another day without intervention. She had completely given up Hope that her life would ever be any different. She was ready for her suffering to end.
When Pearl first collapsed at someone’s doorstep, it appeared that her odds for survival were slim. Today, hope has replaced despair and there is promise for Pearl’s future.
Follow this neglected dog’s progress at this link to the Tunica Humane Society on Facebook.
Prior article about Pearl, written before her fate was known, here.
(Images via Tunica Humane Society)
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