When Patti Dawson, who runs Dallas DogRRR - Rescue.Rehab.Reform, learned about Melody's plight and saw her sad, soulful eyes, it struck a nerve.
"A friend of mine who works at the shelter sent me her picture; she knows that I have a soft spot for the mamas at the shelter," Dawson told The Dodo. "I just couldn’t stop thinking about Melody and her puppies. Her will to survive and take care of her puppies, as skinny as she was, is amazing."
That's when Dawson decided to help.