"This poor girl was so swollen from infections," Hope for Paws founder Eldad Hagar wrote. "She was bleeding, pus was oozing from everywhere, and it's hard to see because of this coat, but she is just skin and bones."
The only sign of her past was a ratty rope wrapped around her neck. "[That] indicates to me that someone owned and neglected her to a criminal level," Hagar wrote.
Naturally, Julia was wary of humans, but rescuer Lisa Chiarelli sat down near her and began to offer her treats - eventually gaining the hungry animal's trust.