Doberman Pinscher Baby had a rough life. She was skin and bones, with multiple open wounds, and had such a severe case of the mange she barely even looked like a dog when she was found on the side of the road by Good Samaritan Haley Proctor. The worst part? Baby actually had an owner who let her get in that condition. Proctor offered to do anything to save Baby, even get down on her hands and knees to beg Baby's owner to let her get help. When he refused, she turned to social media and the local humane society for help.
The rescue of Baby involved the Talledega County Sheriff's Department, the Oxford Police Department, and the Cheaha Regional Humane Society. Eventually, law enforcement convinced Baby's owner to turn her over to Cheaha Regional Humane Society -- and that's when her new life began.
Baby was taken to Anniston Veterinary Hospital, where she was treated for mange, worms, and heartworm. She was severely malnourished, and veterinarian Dr. Tom Beam estimated that without rescue, Baby would have only survived for another month. Further complications arose when Baby was diagnosed with diabetes. This has made it more difficult for her to gain weight, but the vet's staff said that Baby is making good progress.
Baby is expected to remain at the vet's for several weeks, before going to foster care. Her rescuer has expressed a desire to adopt Baby -- an application Cheaha Regional Humane Society will be happy to approve.
To follow along with Baby's story, go to www.youcaring.com/saveabusedbaby