Walk for Julie: Forgotten Dog
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 was 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.
After recovering in foster care with one of MHS In-Home Heroes, Julie was finally well enough to find her forever home. She went from homeless to loved when she was adopted by her foster family!
MHS relies on the community to help us provide shelter, nourishing meals and veterinary care for animals like Julie.
You can help Dorothy and other injured, stray animals by walking in the 2013 Mega March for Animals.
More information can be found at http://www.michiganhumane.org/MarchForAnimals.