"We have made the collective decision to not adopt her out," OC Small Paws wrote in a recent Facebook post. "She will stay under the care of the rescue for the rest of her life in a local forever foster. She also will be under the care of our vet who has already done her first surgery. She is covered and we will be updating as we go along with her."
Within about a month, Cookie went from a dog abandoned, left without hope and sadness, to one surrounded by a team who loves her.
If you're interested in helping an animal in need like Cookie, consider adopting an older pet. You can get started at Adopt-a-Pet.com.