After receiving a call from Old Dog Haven, Dudley, a foster caretaker for the organization, raced to the man's property to rescue Sassy.
"I took one look at her, and she looked like an old teddy bear that somebody had abandoned," Dudley told The Dodo. "Half the fur on her back was missing because she also had a really bad flea infection."
The flea infection, in addition to a food allergy issue, had wrecked havoc on Sassy's skin. "Her skin was so infected, she stunk," Dudley said. This had led the owner to keep Sassy outside all the time, and she probably hadn't gotten proper attention for years.