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Dog Cramped In A Tiny Cat Crate Found Abandoned In A Shelter’s Driveway

We dog lovers will never understand people who abandon dogs. How could they be so heartless? Dogs are loyal, true-blue friends; they’re more than pets to us, they’re part of the family. How could someone just abandon a family member?

What’s worse is that some people abandon dogs in an excruciatingly painful way. Some have even left their dogs chained without food and water!

The bulldog in the photos below was found abandoned outside the Almost Home No-Kill Animal Shelter in Michigan. Not only was this poor baby left all alone, but she was also cramped up in a tiny cat crate.

Poor baby

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

The crate was left in the shelter’s driveway. When the shelter employees reviewed the security cameras, it shows that the dog was left there around 9pm the previous night.

The carrier left on our driveway from 9 pm-9 am a whole 12 hours!!!!

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

When they found the poor dog, she was crying in pain. She was left there in that tiny space with no room to move for more than 12 hours.

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

The shelter employees worked together to get the dog out of the crate. When she was finally removed, they discovered that she had a herniated disc as a result of her being imprisoned in that tiny crate.

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

Her legs were paralyzed that she wasn’t able to walk.

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

In the photo below are two crates. The one in the left is the crate that the poor dog was crammed into. And the one in the right is the right size for her. So you can just imagine just how painful it must be for her to be forced to fit into that small thing!

The carrier on the left is a 3rd of her size she was left in!

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

They named the dog Sarah, and boy was she happy to be out of her tiny prison. She was so grateful to be rescued that she gave lots of kisses and snuggles. According to Karissa Parran, the shelter’s assistant manager, Sarah is a sweetheart.

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

Sarah has a long way to go for her to recover. She will have to undergo medical procedures, x-rays, and be examined by a neurologist.

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Friday, August 19, 2016

The shelter is doing everything they could to help her. But they’re going to need help since Sarah’s treatment costs approximately $10,000 to $15,000. So they’re knocking gently on your hearts for you to consider making a donation to help poor Sarah.

*** 8/25/16 *** Sarah's recovery will take weeks up to 6 months per the neurologist. Her progress will be very steady…

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

If you are interested in helping her, please make a donation through THIS LINK. (Update: Almost Home is no longer collecting for Sarah, but you can help their other pets!)

For more updates about Sarah’s condition, please follow Almost Home-No Kill Shelter on Facebook.

UPDATE 1:

“Sarah has a progressive autoimmune disease of the spinal cord called Myelitis. Without a miracle, it is likely that Sarah will never permanently regain the use of her back legs, despite aggressive therapy. Our goal now is to preserve the condition and functionality she currently has – as she can still live a happy life as she is,” posted the Almost Home – No Kill Shelter.

HAPPENING NOW! URGENT!Our darling Sarah needs our help now…..Attn: Almost Home Family,We want to provide you with…

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sarah has now found a loving foster family that can take care of her special needs. Together, they are working on treatments to stop the progression of the disease and possibly regain mobility in her legs. Although she is still recovering, Sarah is enjoying life with people that love her!

Sarah wants to thank you for all your loving thoughts and prayers while she was in the hospital. She also wants to…

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Sunday, November 13, 2016

UPDATE 2, 7/2019:

Almost Home Rescue has announced that Sarah had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She spent the last few months of her life recieving care for her illnesses and mobility issues, and had even regained thet ability to walk. She was loved by staff, her foster family, and the thousands of fans who were cheering her on from afar. Sarah passed away peacefully in her sleep in early 2017, only 8 and a half months after her rescue. The post below has more information.

*** FUREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND SPIRIT*** Sweet Sarah SmilesOur beloved girl, Princess Dutchess, Sarah Angela, of the…

Posted by Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter on Thursday, May 4, 2017

(h/t: The Dodo)

 

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