Thursday, April 23, 2009


Bagel is living proof of the resilient and forgiving nature of dogs.

This poor girl came to us when a caring soul called Animal Control for help. Our volunteer, Joan, went out on the call with the ACO and could not believe what she found.

Bagel was lying in her own blood in front of some garbage cans, while a group of teens held a party around her.

Bagel had been shot several times at close range - she still has a bullet in her head and one in her jaw that cannot be removed because of proximity to the brain.

Bagel was bleeding out and would have surely died if Joan had not wrapped towels around her wounds and rushed her to the vet. Bagel also had a prolapsed uterus, which meant she had to be spayed immediately, which was dangerous considering the amount of blood she had lost.

Despite the odds - Bagel survived. After months in the vet clinic - she is a gorgeous, healthy girl. Look at that smile! How can a dog that has been so mistreated - be so kind?

Bagel is tired of living in a small cage at the vet clinic and really needs a foster home that will care for her until her forever home can be found. Can you help?

If you can open your home and heart to Bagel, please contact Joan 870-739-1145, or Allison, 901-240-9848.Bagel looks like a purebred Rottie, but she is very small (40 - 45lbs). We estimate her to be 1-2 years old.

Bagel's vet and boarding bill is over $2000 - we sure could use some help paying it off. If you cannot help by fostering Bagel,
please consider sponsoring her.

Bagel is just one of many special needs dogs in our care right now - please help us to continue to help these souls that have nobody to speak for them.

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