Two dogs at the center of a heartbreaking case of abandonment continue to get the veterinary care, love and attention they deserve. The one-year-old female (dubbed “Miracle” pictured above) and a four-month-old puppy (“Gracie” pictured below) are now in foster care and slowly recovering from the effects of malnutrition. Miracle, who also broke her hind leg after jumping out of a three-story window, is healing after undergoing orthopedic surgery to fix her broken bones.
Gracie suffered a minor setback this weekend and was briefly re-admitted to Cape Cod Veterinary Specialties after appearing sluggish and lethargic – a common occurrence following starvation – and is still in need of careful monitoring while she slowly begins to rebuild her body mass. However, she is now back in foster care and is doing well.
We would like to thank Forever Paws Animal Shelter of Fall River, New Bedford Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel and Cape Cod Veterinary Specialties for their help and collaboration in the rescue of these dogs. The Center for Animal Protection at the Animal Rescue League of Boston and New Bedford Animal Control continue to move forward in investigating persons of interest.
Lastly, thank you to the many generous donors who have helped to offset costs associated with the veterinary care, rehabilitation and fostering of Miracle and Gracie.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is covering all costs associated with these dogs’ veterinary care, including spay surgery and all behavioral consultation. The puppy’s veterinary costs continue to rise and we are asking for the public’s support to help us continue to provide this critical care. Please click here to help.