In rural Texas, hidden in a shelter with no public access, a helpless and scared 15-pound pup shivered and cried in the corner of her kennel cage avoiding all human touch. She had been taken away from her owner pending an animal cruelty charge.
And so the story began with a Christmas miracle by Dallas Dog -Rescue.Rehab.Reform ; the dog had been in the shelter for 30 days alone. She sat in fear shivering – her head inched into the corner of the shelter cage lying in her own urine. She had no chance of being rescued; there is no staff at the shelter and the small set of kennels were only for the use of animal control officers.
On Sunday, soon after, the pup who had no faith in humans any longer, the pup who had been betrayed and repeatedly beaten with a belt, tied to a tree outside and soon destined to die – had been rescued. Her name is now Gia – (Italian origin meaning “God’s gracious gift).
Gia’s road to recovery will be a long journey.
“She is currently sitting on her bed watching the staff and listening from afar, when you get close to her she will run and hide under the bed. During the day she has the opportunity to run with a few of the smaller dogs she is enjoying bonding with the dogs. She watches their behavior with the humans and that will begin the process of trusts and she will adjust to the routine,” the organization posted on their Facebook page Monday afternoon.
Gia Day 2 Gia was beat repeatedly by her owner with a belt as witnessed by their neighbor. The owner is under investigation for animal cruelty. After being taken away from the owner she sat untouched for 30 day in a rural south Texas shelter. She sat in fear shaking with her head in the corner laying in her urine. She had no chance of getting out of the shelter the small rural shelters are NOT opened to the public her only shot was rescue and so we took the risk! She shakes and urinates with the touch of the human hand she is decompressing in our contracted boarding facility why we have her assessed. She is currently sitting on her bed watching the staff and listening from afar, when you get close to her she will run and hide under the bed. During the day she has the opportunity to run with a few of the smaller dogs she is enjoying bonding with the dogs. She watches their behavior with the humans and that will begin the process of trusts and she will adjust to the routine. We will continue to post updatesThroughout her journey to show her REHAB process. We will have the trainer work with her and transition her into a foster home You can donate atDonate www.dallasdogrrr.orgPaypal email@example.com Venmo @Dallas-DogRRRThank you for HELPING US, to HELP ANIMALS, overcome their yesterdays and rewrite their tomorrows❤️. #Giastrong#buildingtrust#newbeginning#rescuerehabreform
Posted by Dallas Dog – Rescue.Rehab.Reform on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Check out her video on Day 2.
Updates will be posted throughout her rehabilitation. A trainer will work with her and help her to transition into a foster home. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.