Amazingly, after a few weeks of round the clock medical attention, the traumatized dog's health eventually began to improve -- both physically and emotionally.
"To see her in my house, in the backyard playing in the grass with my other dogs, it was amazing," says Gayle Johnson, Shakti's foster mom.
The chance for her to live a full life, however, was still hindered by the fact that she could not longer see. But that soon changed after veterinarians from the Animal Eye Associates heard about Shakti's sad story and offered to help.
"She's just the nicest dog," vet Dr. Daniel Priehs told WESH news. "We're going to try to give her her vision back."
Yesterday, Shakti underwent surgery -- and for the first time in many months, she can finally see again.
"Shakti is an amazing dog for many reasons, and she now has a heart filled with love," says Yates.
"She is worth every minute, every penny and every tear; she is very special to us. That is why we would love to see her find her forever home, with her own people who will continue showing her how wonderful life should be. With her eye sight intact, her possibilities are endless!"
Shakti is currently enjoying life with her foster family while she awaits adoption.