Marley’s family contacted us on Facebook. They told us that Marley was very pregnant and 10 years old. They did not want to keep her as they bought some new puppies. They stated that she was having her sixth litter and they had never had the money in 10 years to spay her. We agreed to take this sweet girl.
Marley went immediately to the veterinarian where we learned she was also heart worm positive. She could not undergo treatment for this until her puppies were born and weaned. Marley had 6 beautiful pups and she was a very good mother to them. We did our best to wean them as early as possible so that she could get her treatments started. Currently, Marley has started her heart worm treatments. She is tolerating them well. She was spayed December 12, 2017.
Marley is a gentle and loving dog. She loves to cuddle. She wants to be in the house, and if allowed, in the same chair as her person. She deserves better than life as a neglected yard dog with no medical care. We are glad to help her. The reality is that we will never be able to get an adoption fee that approaches her medical costs, much less her normal upkeep. So far, her medical bills are more than $500.00.
Donations make it possible for us to help beautiful souls like our Marley. As uncomfortable as we are asking for help, it is the only way to ensure happy endings. Marley is doing great. A wonderful woman has come forward to adopt Marley and give her the love she deserves. Please help us to help the next neglected and abused animal! Donations are gratefully accepted.
Update: Marley has been adopted under our “Free senior dog to a senior person” program. She goes to live in a home where she will be cherished as she deserves! Help us to be able to take in animals like Marley with your donation.
Joy Shanahan is a student at Appalachian State University with a passion for community service. She can be found in the dance studios at ASU or researching helpful animal tips for Lee Shore.