Your Donations Can Save Lives
Faith, is a 2 year old female German Shepherd who has suffered neglect/abuse at the hands of her "owners". She has demodectic mange, which is very treatable, but her owners did not seek veterinarian care for her, allowing the condition to progress to the point where Faith has little fur and major skin infections. She was tied outside with minimal food, water or shelter. The neighbors would hear her crying at night from the cold but nothing was done. To make matters worse, Faith had 10 puppies out in the
cold. All died from exposure.
Instead of seeking help for Faith, her owners brought her to a county shelter to be euthanized. Fortunately a veterinarian was on the premises when Faith arrived and knew that she could be helped. Weeping Willow was called and Faith is now safely in their care.
She is a sweet, friendly girl who is learning that not all people will treat her the way her former owners did. She is enjoying being a house dog and loves her cookies. Her condition is greatly improved, but she has a long road to recovery and her medical expenses will be extensive, if you would like to help, donations are gratefully accepted.
Faith was brought into the Portage County Animal Shelter to be put to sleep because of her serious skin condition that the owner's neglected for the winter; she was left out in the freezing winter weather to have a litter of 10 puppies that all died from neglect.
Upon arrival at the shelter, the employees were appalled at her condition; a veterinarian that was there immediately took action to get her medical attention. She had open sores, eye infections, demodex mange, and was severely malnourished....a skeleton of a purebred German Shepherd.
Weeping Willow 2nd Chance German Shepherd Sanctuary was contacted by the dog warden about her; we immediately welcomed her into our Sanctuary. Her name was changed to Faith and her new life was going to begin. Faith was very skittish and very painful and working with her was a challenge until she realized she was starting to feel better with the love and soothing medication that was administered to her every day; several times a day. Just this week we started to see HAIR :-).....Faith has responded successfully to treatment and is soon going to be ready to go into a foster home to learn how to be a house dog and companion for someone who will love her.