This is the story of "HOPE".
It was time for a family get together. Everyone was there, people were laughing and having a good time. While they were outside someone looked over into the neighbors yard and could not believe what they saw. A dog tied to the back of the house staring back at them, just skin and bones. She had no water, no food, and no shelter. It looked like her nose was bleeding, raw from digging in the dirt trying to find a cool place to lay down or a morsel of food. Why was she there? Why was she tied up? Why were her owners not taking care of her? Surely someone would come and feed her tonight. There was one person that went home that night and could not erase the image of the emaciated dog from her mind. The next day she went back and the dog was still there, so she called us, The Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC). We asked her to please take a picture of the dog, and she did.
When we saw this picture the wheels were set in motion for her rescue. We found out her location and contacted a local foster family to see if they could take her in. We explained the emergency and they agreed, she needed a safe place to be. The person that initially saw her approached the owner, talked to her and convinced her to surrender the dog to HSLC. She was immediately taken to the vet to assess her condition. She only weighed 21 pounds. She needed fluids from dehydration, all of her vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test, medicine for flea infestation & a urinary tract infection, and she needed to be spayed. These were all paid for with donations made by our friends and supporters. You matter to animals when they need help. Her nose was completely scabbed over and she was scared to death.