A project of TAKE ME HOME PET RESCUE
Ashley, an emaciated Shepherd mix, was rescued from the Garland shelter on Saturday, November 17. She was to have been euthanized that day.
On November 14, we received a desperate email from a Garland resident who had found a stray Shepherd mix. He found her eating grass, the only nourishment she could find on that dry, scrubby stretch of road. He had senior dogs of his own and couldn't bring her home, so he had to take her to the city shelter while he sought an adopter or rescue group that could take her.
After a flurry of emails, we were able to take her into Take Me Home Pet Rescue on Saturday, November 17 -- what would have been her last day. The little girl was so terribly malnourished and so scared at the shelter that she would not have made it of the shelter alive.
Now, she's safe and will soon be living in a loving foster home, where she can spend her days regaining her strength and restoring her fragile, tender body to full health.
Until then, she's currently at our vet clinic, where she will undergo a full exam and a battery of tests to determine the state of her health. She has a long road ahead of her, and we'll continue to update everyone on her progress.
Craig, the good Samaritan who saved her from the street, suggested that we name her Ashley, after his beloved stepdaughter. Thank you, Craig, for your persistence and devotion to this little girl. Thank you for literally standing in front of her kennel at the shelter Saturday morning, determined to protect her until we could arrive and rescue her and guarantee her safety. Thank you for your kind heart and compassion.
Now, we need your help more than ever. Please give generously to ensure that Ashley receives the care she needs to get back to good health. Until we get a full medical report from the vet, we won't know exactly what she'll need, but what we do know is that she'll need full vaccinations, spay, heartworm and flea medications, and regular vet exams. She also needs to be in isolation for a few days to ensure that she isn't harboring any underlying medical conditions.
Thank you for your support of TMHPR!