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Amazing Grace: A Rescue Story
This rescue story came to us from April Hurley, of Angel’s Hope Inc. in South Carolina. Because of their grant from The PEDIGREE Foundation, Angel’s Hope was able to rescue and rehabilitate a little puppy, and offer her whole family a new life.
Four-month-old Grace, along with her siblings and mom, was found by a good samaritan after months of homelessness and roaming from place to place in search of shelter. A few of the people in the area were feeding the family, but others were not as kind. The dogs often spent their days searching for food in garbage cans and a soft place to rest after being shooed away or ignored.
When Grace was brought to Angel’s Hope, she was completely unable to move. What was assumed to be injuries from being hit by a car turned out to be wounds from a bullet. A local vet assessed Grace’s wounds and treated Grace for pneumonia, liver flukes, and lice, but was unable to perform surgery. Instead, a neurosurgeon removed the bullet and the fragmented bone from Grace’s little body. Even with the surgery, Grace will likely require a cart for the rest of her life.
While Grace was recovering in the hospital, Angel’s Hope partnered with a great rescue organization to save Grace’s mom, siblings, and another litter of homeless pups were saved. Eleven dogs in total.
Grace came to her foster home in February 2017 and began the process of healing both physically and emotionally. Due to the lack of positive human interaction, Grace is fearful of many people and does not engage in reaching out for attention just yet. Each day, she practices both. She does physical therapy three times a day and works on learning to trust humans.She also goes for rides around the neighborhood!
Grace had a terribly difficult start to her little life, but now she is receiving the treatment she needs to get her second chance at a life filled with love and hope.