By the time she was found, left to die alone tied to a pole, this dog couldn't have looked more forlorn and defeated. But despite the untold trauma and mistreatment in her past, hers is a story of hope.
Even after being sent to the relative safety of a Philadelphia animal control center, the abandoned dog's heartbroken disposition failed to improve. There, shelter workers tried their best to draw her out from that dark cloud, not merely to make her feel better, but because her life depended on it. Still, nothing seemed to work.
"She was sitting sadly in her kennel, so frightened that she wouldn't lift her head for treats," Bridget, a volunteer at the shelter, told The Dodo. "[That put her] at risk for getting euthanized because she was so scared and the shelter couldn't safely evaluate her."