At the vet, Moore discovered that Sapphire didn't have a microchip and had probably been in a lot of pain for at least two weeks — her pelvis was broken.
"It could’ve been a car, or she could’ve been kicked, we just don’t know," Moore said. But what was certain was that Sapphire had been very uncomfortable. "She’s been suffering by herself, alone in the streets for two weeks without any pain medication."
The break will be tricky to treat since it's in a place that can't be healed by a cast. "Sapphire will most definitely suffer from arthritis as she ages," Moore said.