When rescuers found Milly in a Texas shelter, she was a mess. She had a broken leg, a gashed-out eye, a damaged jaw and anemia — on top of everything else, she was heartworm positive. While no one knows exactly what happened to Milly before she got to the shelter, it had clearly been a lot.
“Her past is terrible — she was completely abused,” Stacey Silverstein, cofounder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the group that helped save Milly, told The Dodo. “She sat rotting in a shelter for two weeks, and we couldn’t even get her out. When we finally did, she was just in terrible, terrible shape.”