The Story of Hope

June 21, 2012… “Sometimes in rescue, you think you have seen it all or heard it all but I think we were all shaken to the core with a call we received yesterday. A vet clinic called us about a female Chihuahua brought to their clinic.

The little dog had been found at a local picnic area. She had been tossed or pushed into a fire pit with hot coals and was horribly burned. A lady who was down by the river heard her screams and ran up to find the little dog trying to get out of the hot coals while some people stood around watching.

The small dog ran to the trees and the lady was able to get her. The people who were watching claimed to be her owners and told the lady they “were thinking of getting rid of her anyway”.

The lady took her to the clinic where she is now in gauze bandages on at least 40-50% of her body. They change the wrappings 1-2 times a day at the clinic and apply warm honey. She is on oxygen and pain medicine along with antibiotics. We have someone who has stepped up to be her home care nurse. I think her name will be ” Hope”. Hope will not be released for another few days and she will have a long road to recovery. NO, we don’t know who these people are, but if we did or could find out we will not hesitate to notify the police.

A vet clinic called us about a dog a female Chihuahua) that was brought to their clinic. She had been tossed or pushed into a fire pit with hot coals. A lady who was down by the river heard her screams and ran up to find the little dog in the hot coals with people standing around watching. The small dog ran to the trees and the lady was able to get her while so-called owners just stood there. (They said they “were thinking of getting rid of her anyway”.)

The kind lady took her to the clinic where she is now in gauze bandages on at least 40-50% of her body. They change the wrappings 1-2 times a day and apply warm honey. She is on oxygen and pain medicine along with administered antibiotics. We will be pulling her into our rescue, as we already have someone who has stepped up to be her home care nurse. I think her name will be ” Hope”.

Hope will not be released for another few days and she will have a long road to recovery. NO, we don’t know who these people are, but if we did or could find out we will not hesitate to notify the police…”

Little Hope passed from her injuries on July 4th of that year but her memory lives on and countless animals have been saved.

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