She was discarded. Thrown away like yesterday’s trash when rescuers found her and several with several other dogs in a filthy abandoned mess of a home in Louisiana. Mange had scoured away all of Violet’s fur, and she was so weak she was barely able to stand, The Animal Rescue Site reports. None of the dogs had food or water.
Violet and Other Dogs Lived in a House of Horrors
Fortunately, the Humane Society stepped in and brought the dogs to an animal hospital. Poor little violet was covered in open wounds, and her nails were so long they were embedded in her skin. She was put on a regimen of antibiotics and medications for her infected skin and treated to medicated baths to help soothe her.
Violet began to heal
The wounds on her skin started to go away, and her fur started growing back within a couple of weeks. She was beginning to look like a new dog. Her good health was returning. But best of all, Violet found a forever home, with humans who loved her. And even a kitty for a buddy.
Now this wonderful dog had plenty of canine friends and was going out for walks. She has all the food she can eat and has humans to play with. Violet is safe and happy now. But having a forever home is something that so many shelter animals in the U.S. can dream about. Every year, about 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats wind up in shelters, DoSomething.org reports.
The best way to help a homeless dog or cat is to adopt them, but if you can’t do that there are other ways to help out at shelters. You can offer to drive animals to foster homes. Many shelters need all the help they can get, and that means they really appreciate volunteers. Or you can always donate money, leashes, food, brushes, or bedding. There are all kinds of ways you can help.
Violet’s transformation is featured in the video below.
Featured image by The Humane Society of The United States via YouTube video