A friend of Scout’s Honor Rescue contacted us when she spotted Shelby on line at a local shelter. We were surprised or rather shocked at her condition. She was emaciated, dehydrated, skin infection, mange, and pneumonia. Our friend got her out of the shelter and took her immediately to the vets office. They surmised that she needed blood transfusions, tube feeding, hydration, etc. We are once again hoping for a full recovery for Shelby and this is just the beginning of her journey. The report we got today was that she held her head up and wagged her tail in the slightest effort to say “thanks for your help—I will be good to go in time”. The emergency vets are cleaning her every 4 hours to keep chances of opportunistic infections to a minimum. They are hydrating her and utilizing antibiotics on her open wounds. It will be a long road to recovery but we are committed to her 100%. She loves food and very gentle belly rubs.
Shelby is doing MUCH MUCH better. She continues to improve and she thrives on attention. You can see her new tuffs of hair on her rib cage and feet. We even took her out side and she barked, which is a good sign. She has gained strength and no longer wobbles about or has to take a nap after walking outside to potty. The vets will keep her another week or so then she’ll be ready to go in to foster care. She is one heck of a pup, coming from a horrible situation and now she is smiling and wagging her tail.
Shelby has been adopted!!!