Even our MHS Cruelty Investigators couldn’t believe it
As accustomed as they are to the difficult sights they see every day, our investigators were still shocked at the condition Julie was in when she first came to MHS.
She had been abandoned in Ecorse and kept confined for weeks without any food and with minimal water.
When a kind passerby found this sweet 5-year-old American Bulldog mix and brought her to the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care, the situation was dire.
Julie was suffering from one of the worst cases of emaciation we have seen in some time.
Every bone on her body was visible. In fact, it was amazing that she was even walking.
Upon seeing Julie, one MHS staff member remarked that if it had taken a day longer for Julie to come to MHS, she very likely wouldn’t have survived.
But Julie is a fighter. She’s beaten the odds already, and she’s determined to do it again.
Her recovery has been slow and painful. Even after three weeks of regular meals (and of course, lots of TLC), Julie was still far too skinny to be placed for adoption.
Today, she is recovering in foster care with one of MHS In-Home Heroes, with hopes that she’ll one day be well enough to be placed for adoption and find the loving home she so deserves.
You can help Julie and other suffering animals like her right now. For just 42 cents a day, less than the cost of your morning coffee, you can change an animal’s life and give a homeless pet a second chance.
Julie still has a long way to go before she finds her happy ending.
Your generous support will help us provide shelter, nourishing meals and veterinary care to Julie and other animals like her, help keep our cruelty and rescue teams out on the road, and help thousands of wonderful animals find their forever homes.
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