About a month or more ago, I was driving down a one way street in the hood. I saw a very thin black and white pit bull with her empty teats hanging. She was not tethered and was kind of walking around in the front of a few of the yards. I had someone on my tail so I had to keep going. It was a one way street, so I went around the block and came back to look for her and I could not find her anywhere. It was like she disappeared.
A couple of weeks ago, we were driving down the same street and we saw this same dog again. This time, she was eating out of a black trash bag on the edge of the street! Oh my God, I was so glad that we were seeing this poor thing again! It was a pretty nice day and a lot of people were out on this Sunday afternoon. They were watching us as we pulled our van over. We got out and I asked them if anyone knew anything about this dog and they all said no! One person told me that it sure looked like she needed some help. I told him that I agreed with him, so we were going to take her and get her medical care.
We loaded her up in the van. She was so beautiful, with crystal blue eyes. She was skinny. She had numerous scrapes and sores on her. Her poor teats were just hanging, her milk long gone. This girl had been through a lot of bad stuff, we could tell. We headed straight to a Church’s Chicken and bought her a box of chicken strips, which she thoroughly enjoyed!
We got this girl back to Chain of Hope. She had the most amazing blue eyes, we decided to call her Sapphire.
Sapphire settled in and began gaining weight. She made lots of friends-both people and dog! This girl got along with everyone.
We’d only had Sapphire a couple of weeks and she came into heat again! She was well enough to get spayed, so we got that done.
Sapphire now weighs 67 lbs. with a few more pounds to go! She is one strong girl, too! She has a great personality, plays with everyone, and is just thankful to be off the streets and at Chain of Hope! She is now up for foster or adoption!
Sapphire says, “Merry Christmas, everyone, and thanks for saving me!”