Spirit was left in one of our night-drop kennels in early September. Emaciated and mostly blind, she was frightened but happy to greet the animal welfare team when they opened the kennel. Just the sight of her was heartwrenching, but we knew there was hope for this sweet girl. Spirit was taken immediately to the veterinary team for evaluation where they discovered she was dehydrated, and suffered from diabetes, advanced cataracts, and dental issues. She was given subcutaneous fluids and started on a tailored regimen of weight restoration with insulin for her diabetes.
Over the next two months, Spirit was carefully monitored by the veterinary and welfare teams to ensure that her progress remained steady. There were some rough patches in her recovery, but she had so much “spirit” that she would always rally – she embodied her name completely. When she was well enough, she was spayed and underwent dental surgery. With all the tender loving care she received, Spirit recovered nicely.