On a recent day while JP Novic, CAPE's Executive Director, was visiting a local shelter to rescue several dogs, two women pulled their car next to the CAPE truck. They motioned to JP asking for help. They had found a female dog wandering the streets. She was all skin and bones and covered in fleas. Her nails were inches long, and she had what looked like a few tumors under her skin. The dog was very sweet, mellow but clearly weak and exhausted.
JP assisted the women to make sure the dog was properly checked into the shelter. The staff assured JP they would contact her once her stray period was over.
A few days later, it was determined that the shelter could not put her up for adoption, so the dog was slated for euthanasia. On Saturday, April 21, "Mary" became a CAPE dog. She was picked up and immediately bathed and had her nails trimmed. CAPE consulted with a veterinarian on the best and most appropriate way to feed her. An appointment was scheduled for Mary to receive a full medical evaluation.
Once she arrived at her new foster home, Mary found a comfy couch, crawled into its soft warmth, laid her head down and slept for 12 hours.
Since then she has been enjoying several meals each day. She is house-trained and the family dogs have fully accepted her.
Her first veterinary appointment is Monday afternoon, so we will give you an update then.
Overall, Mary is a sweet, soulful, non-demanding girl. CAPE is honored to have saved her life, and we could not do so without your support.
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