99 days ago today we met a dog who the shelter told us was named "Daisy". At 12 years old, she was emaciated so bad that we had no idea what breed she was. She weighed a mere 21 pounds and could barely stand on her feet! The officer at the shelter told us she was " confiscated" from her owners AND that she was found tossed outside in this horrid condition :-( Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. called the shelter every day, non stop, offering to help her however every day we were told " she is on an investigation hold". Then on December 10, 2015 we received the call from the shelter telling us that " the powers to be, the higher ups" told them we could come and pick her up! We had no idea if she would live and at the time we had no idea what she was suffering from HOWEVER we knew from that moment on, no matter what, she would know she was loved and that her life mattered ♥
on 12/10/2015 we changed her name and called her HOPE and her journey, which is nothing short of miraculous, began. Her tests would ultimately reveal that HOPE was dying of intentional starvation and we honestly thought we were going to lose her :-( We prayed, we took one day at a time and the amazing staff and DVM's at East Valley Veterinary Clinic/Mark Hohne DVM worked non stop around the clock to help her. We had to insert a feeding tube, which was so risky given her condition and for 60 very long seconds HOPE was pronounced "deceased" as she stopped breathing :-( The Doctors and staff were right there, they were on it and, by the grace of God, they managed to resuscitate her! From that point on there was nowhere for HOPE to go but up and we never looked back! HOPE continues her journey and today is living the dream with a loving and life saving foster while she remains under our medical care. We never gave up on her and she never gave up on us! From day one we all held on to HIGH HOPES!!!!
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