Thankfully, a good samaritan found her, and Estella was taken to a local animal shelter, along with her friend Pip, who had also been dumped.
But the shelter was overrun with animals in need, and Estella's specific problems slipped through the cracks. "Estella along with her boyfriend Pip were left at an animal shelter in Calaveras County in the spring," Christine Morrissey, of Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, told The Dodo. "She received no pain relief or vet care for an entire month."
Finally, a volunteer at the shelter reached out to Harvest Home Sanctuary to see if they had room for a resident like Estella, and her companion Pip.
Luckily, they did.
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary