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A Good Samaritan found Katie locked in a crate along the side of a rural road right before a bad ice storm hit the area and took her to a local shelter. She was cold and terrified. Severely emaciated, weighing only 28lbs and no way to find shelter from the storm, Katie certainly would not have survived. After being vetted, her prognosis was very good. There didn’t appear to be anything wrong with her except an extreme lack of food. As soon as her stray hold was up at the shelter, Katie went straight into a loving, warm foster home for rehabilitation. She will need to be gain some weight before she can be spayed and ready to find her furever home where she will be treated with the love Katie deserves.
UPDATE: January 2011: The cute little pup is now at my house making a lot of noise in her crate! It’s good to hear she has come through her horrible ordeal without losing her spirit. She has gained 2 lbs but at 30lbs, we have a long, long way to go. Her cuts and scrapes are healing nicely.
UPDATE: March 2011: Katie visited the vet yesterday for more vaccinations and her microchip yesterday. She weighs 41.1 lbs., but still needs to gain weight. The vet recommended starting feeding 3x daily, and increase the amount of each feeding. She is still eating like each bite is her last meal, and is very grabby taking treats. Her teeth look 100% better; it was heartbreaking to see such a young dog with brown stained teeth. I think good food and Nylabones have worked some magic! I have started giving her 1,000 mg fish oil/ day for her coat. Her ears have healed, all the crusty stuff around the edges is gone.
Housetraining is almost complete; there is the occasional accident when we get off schedule. She sleeps all night in her crate,
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