It was a brutally cold day in February 2017 when people first spotted a brindle-colored dog wandering the icy streets of Rochester, New York.
Her face was graying, and she had tumors all over her stomach and between her legs that made walking a painful struggle. She had no collar or name — so she ended up at the city shelter as a stray.
She waited five whole days there for someone to claim her, but no one ever came. By the sixth day, she was put on the euthanasia list. But members of Brindle Posse Rescue met her just in time, and knew they had to take her in.