One German Shepherd puppy got a new chance at life after being rescued near-death from being thrown into a ditch in a trash bag.
According to a Facebook post by Animalluvr’s Dream Rescue, 9-month-old Cora was spotted by a “good Samaritan” before her former owner had the chance to throw her away into a ditch.
Cora had been stuffed into a trash bag and was about to go into the ditch and to her death when the kind-hearted bystander pleaded with the man to give them the dog. The man initially threatened the good Samaritan with a gun, but eventually gave in and allowed them to take little Cora.
The bystander promptly rushed the emaciated dog to the Veterinary Emergency Group in Tampa, Florida where she could be revived back to health.
The post described Cora’s desperate situation, saying, “She was in absolute terrible condition and knocking on deaths door from the horrific neglect she has been through. Covered from head to tail in urine and feces, too weak to even lift her head, body temperature, blood sugar and blood pressure too low to even register, skin and bones, no fat or muscle on her and the only sign that she was still alive was her blinking, taking shallow breaths and her heart beating.”
After receiving care in the ICU, including a blood transfusion, IV fluids, and antibiotics, she slowly started showing signs of recovering. She eventually was able to lift her head and even wag her tail!
Once stable, the little pup was transferred to the care of Animalluvr’s Dream Rescue. They continued to share updates of her condition on Facebook, noting that in just a two short weeks she went from barely being able to stand or eat to “doing so much better.” She even gaiend 7lbs!
Cora is living in a foster home while she goes through physical therapy to regain her strength and learn basic skills, like going potty outside. It’s certain that she had a rough puppyhood, but she’s made it evident that she has a fighting spirit!
Cora will be available for adoption once she’s deemed ready by the vet and rescue workers caring for her. She’s still got a long way to go but she’s making so much progress and her future is looking bright.
It’s amazing what a difference one person can make by speaking up and doing the right thing, as the good Samaritan did with Cora.