A few months ago, someone reported a senior dog in an awful living condition. Mia, a senior dog, lived in a plastic crate on her owner’s property while the owner was on vacation.
Poor Mia had no food or water, and the crate was burning with the summer heat.
The senior dog was lucky that a group of animal rescuers found her and rescued her from the scene. Since then, they have done their best to provide her with a loving and safe environment.
The rescuers suspected Mia was locked in the cage for six hours with no food or water and was probably used as a breeding dog.
If the neighbors had not called for help, the senior dog would have died by the time her owners returned.
Mia was infested with fleas with matted fur and rotten teeth. She needed immediate medical attention to get back to health.
Mia’s foster Mom, Renee Habart said, “Mia was not able to stand. She was shaking profusely. I am very lucky to have her here. She has just been a true joy, to watch her learn how to be a dog.”
This wasn’t the first case of abuse the senior dog had encountered. The police investigated the case and charged Mia’s previous owner with numerous fines of neglect and abuse.
Habart is glad that her efforts of giving Mia justice proved fruitful. The senior dog is gaining weight and becoming more social in the care of her foster family.
Habart shared, “I don’t think the abuse ever leaves them. They might forget about it for a little while, but you can look into her eyes and see it. It never goes away.”
Habart has decided to foster Mia permanently. Mia will have a loving family to spend her days with for the remainder of her life.
Hopefully, she will overcome her trauma and blossom into the beautiful dog she is.
Homeless Dog Does Not Want To Leave The Trash Can
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