Annie after being
Annie in her happy new
Update: Annie has been adopted by Laura and Suzanne. She is about 10
years old, diabetic and almost blind. But she loves her new home and has become
a very happy little girl, Thanks to Laura and Suzanne and much help from her
foster Mom, Pat Lawrence.
Annie’s History: Annie was left as a stray at the Pleasants County Humane
Society. She was very thin and matted when she was turned in. She lived with two
puppies turned in with her, but not related, at the shelter in an outdoor
kennel. She had a little wooden building with straw as a shelter from the
5-degree January weather. Somehow she managed to survive the terrible conditions
until the Humane Officer showed her to Pat W. The Humane Officer was very
concerned about Annie. Pat W. took Annie home to warm her, feed her and clean
her up. She was nothing but a mass of hard, dirty mats. Her eyes were completely
closed and cover with thick, dried black crud. A home bath would not be enough
to clean poor little Annie up. Pat W. took Annie down to the Parkersburg Vet
Hospital where Dr. Casto and Dr. Teague were most concerned about her. Annie
stayed for a day to get bathed, groomed and examined. She was just skin and
bones and her little nails had grown so long they curled under her feet into her
pads. She was not in good shape, but finally knew someone cared about her again.
She was to need 24/7 care if she were to pull through.
Pat W. needed help to save this little girl. Cindy at the Parkersburg Humane
Society came to her aid and found her a wonderful, loving foster Mom, Pat L.
Annie started to return to health, but then fell into a diabetic comma. Unknown
to all involved, she was diabetic and had a terrible upper respiratory
infection. More days in the vet hospital on intravenous fluids and treatment
left her just a little lump of fuzz needing more care and much more love.
The love and care paid off as she slowly gained enough strength to start to be
hand fed. Of course, Pat L. discovered her favorite foods – bacon cooked crisp,
Bologna and cheese! She cared for little Annie as if she were her own child.
Indeed Pat thinks of her as her own fuzz ball baby. She is still very thin, but
starting to eat and even walk a little. Annie looks quite chic in her little
sweater she always wears to keep warm since her mats were shaved off. She is
almost blind and cannot hear, but she does feel love – the wonderful love and
care she received during this terrible ordeal. If love can heal, Annie will be
on her way to a second lease on life at age 10.
Good Luck Annie! You are in our hearts and prayers!