“Every bit of her imbalance, every bit of her condition was because she was locked in a cage on that mill and deprived of the simplest thing that any pet needs,” Karam said. “She was only 37 pounds — a female boxer is supposed to be at least 20 pounds more than that.”
Vets gave Tracy a feeding tube for two days until she transitioned to eating small, frequent meals throughout the day on her own. After four days in their care, she had improved enough to move to an experienced foster home that frequently works with Adopt A Boxer.
“She’s been with her foster, Rachael Hubbard, for only a week now but it is like night and day,” Karam said. “She is comfortable, eating well and has already gained back 10 pounds.”