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Help Violet needs medical attention to get healthy
$436 raised
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Ended May 15, 2013
She has been chained and padlocked to a tree her whole life, rarely ever touched by a kind human hand. Despite her hard, cold existence, she is the sweetest, most gentle girl imaginable.
There is a worn patch of hard Carolina red clay-dirt behind a dilapidated house in Statesville, NC. No one ever seems to be at home. Pacing between a large plastic garbage barrel laying on its side and a small wooden dog house that is barely standing, are two chained adult pitbulls. The female has a heavy collar secured with a padlock. The male has a similar collar. They are emaciated and dirty. There is little protection against cold, rain and the occasional snow.

The cottage next door had been un-rented for some time until a couple from up north moved in. When the new tenant looked out her window she could see the pitiful plight of these two helpless creatures. Thankfully, she is a dog lover and quickly seized the moment to begin improving their condition. Despite their severe neglect, these two dogs were friendly and docile. The new neighbor decided to contact a group called Faithful Friends Animal Rescue. After weeks of pleading with the dogs’ owner, she was able to convince him to allow the rescue volunteer to take at least the female to a vet. She was diagnosed with heartworms and pregnancy. Once it was explained to the owner that the dog could probably die from her illness and not be of much use to him as a breeder, he finally surrendered the girl to the rescue. Her name is now Violet. Despite living out of doors all her life, she is the most gentle, loving and grateful girl. Her eyes are full of sweetness and they gaze with so much love on her rescuers. Hard as it is to believe, she taught herself to use the doggie door at her new foster home to relieve herself and has not missed yet. She is quiet and reserved which will help her to recover from the difficult days ahead as she undergoes her heartworm treatment.

Faithful Friends is a small 501(c)(3) group. Funds to help with rescue are normally raised from rabies clinics, the sale of used, donated clothing and small cash gifts.. We have saved Violet from her harsh life, but the challenge to regain her health so that she can eventually find a loving forever family has just begun. Heartworm treatments will take several months to complete and will cost approximately $600.00. Would you please help us? If you can spare any amount to help Violet with her vet bills, she will be blessed once again.

Thank you for proving to yet one more helpless dog that humans can be what we are supposed to be: compassionate stewards of our companion animals.
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