But otherwise, Frances was in pretty good health. Amazingly, she hadn’t gotten any diseases from the ticks, and she didn’t have heartworm disease, which is something a lot of outdoor dogs get. And while she was skinny, she’d be able to gain weight with a healthy diet.
Frances initially went home with Stephanie Palmer, manager of the animal hospital where Frances was treated. But when Palmer had to go away, Stenger agreed to temporarily foster Frances — but Frances’ stay with Stenger ended up becoming permanent.