“The shelter gave us a day to find a foster and go pick her up,” Megan Knight, a volunteer at the rescue, told The Dodo. “Thankfully, we had two fosters with bulldog experience that stepped right up to help.”
When volunteers arrived for Phoenix, they couldn’t believe how much the little 3-year-old dog had suffered.
“It was gut-wrenching to see her in the condition she was in,” Knight said. “She was physically a mess: no fur, scabs on her skin, welts between toes, nails grown around feet, smelled horrible and overbred.”