This innocent little 8-week-old female Lab mix puppy was found near death in a trash can in Crawfordville, FL on Christmas Eve. Thankfully, a compassionate Good Samaritan found her and brought her to Wakulla County Animal Control, desperately hoping it was not too late to save her life. Now this precious life needs the help of animal advocates in order to begin her journey toward healing.
Appropriately named Angel, she was found when the Good Samaritan noticed the body of a cat who had been shot, and heartlessly thrown on the ground beside the trash cans at an abandoned property. When this compassionate advocate looked closer, Angel was discovered lying in the bottom of the trash can, still clinging to life. He immediately took her to WCAC to get her the help she so desperately needed.
One of the officers working at WCAC also runs a personal animal rescue, and has taken Angel into her home to care for her. Angel is receiving medical treatment at the Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital in Crawfordville, and is staying in the home of the officer from WCAC. There, she is receiving the intravenous fluids and medications she needs, along with a soft bed, a heating pad to keep her little body warm, and all the love she needs.
Many times the thought of an animal control facility brings about visions of animals being euthanized in a cold and uncaring place, where animals are merely housed until a date with death. WCAC is one of the stellar examples of a facility that has both staff and volunteers who work diligently to save the lives brought to them, and find them loving forever homes. Animals who are sick or have been abused receive medical care at the veterinary clinic, and then are cared for by the compassionate and caring people associated with the facility. In a telephone interview today with Chelsea Cramer, a staff member at the facility, she stated that they have not had to euthanize a single animal since August, thanks to the hard work and dedication of these amazing people who work with and for the facility.
Ms. Cramer also told me that little Angel is not the worst case of abuse and neglect they have seen. In fact, the officer who took her in had made an observation that she had seen far worse recently coming into the facility. It is heartbreaking to think how anyone could look into the eyes of an innocent animal and shoot them, or starve them to the brink of death, and then callously toss them into a trash can to suffer an agonizing death.
The people responsible for these horrendous acts of cruelty cannot be found. The house where this trash can was located is in foreclosure and is abandoned. The Good Samaritan who had found little Angel and her dead feline friend tried very hard to track down the monsters responsible, but reached a dead end.
Angel is reported to be doing much better. She has begun to want to eat, and is showing signs of recovery. She still faces numerous rounds of treatment for intestinal parasites, as she is reported to have every kind known for dogs. She will need skin scraping tests for mange, and treatment for her anemia, as well as the effects of her emaciated state. She has a long road to reach a full recovery, but she is most definitely in loving and capable hands.
If you would like to donate towards little Angel’s care, you can do so by calling the veterinary clinic directly. Their contact information is:
Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital
4815 Coastal Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327-3611
When calling, tell them that the donation is to help with the expenses for little Angel, or for any of the countless innocent lives brought to them by WCAC for medical care.
If you have room in your heart and your home to adopt a new furry family member, please visit the Friends of Wakulla County Animal Control Facebook page to see the wonderful animals who are yearning to find a family of their own.
Angel is truly a holiday miracle. If she had not been found when she was, her life would surely have ended soon after. It was too late for her little feline friend, but thankfully Angel was found and rescued. It is thanks to the person who found her, and the wonderful staff at the veterinary clinic and at WCAC, all working together in harmony, that this precious life has been saved.
Keep getting stronger sweet little Angel. Advocates will step up and do what is needed to get you back to the healthy little girl you were meant to be, and one day you will find that loving forever home you so deserve.
Click here for the Friends of Wakulla County Animal Control Facebook page to see more information about Angel, and all of the precious lives being helped by these amazing advocates.
Click here for the Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital Facebook page.
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