“The following isn’t a news story that I have seen, I saw this, by chance on face book  & thought I would share, so this little one gets the best chance at healing & a happy life…with loving owners; as obviously her previous owners couldn’t give a sxxt about her. How could anyone abandon such a vulnerable little puppy. If anybody knows where Xena may have come from, or has any information…please come forward, contact the shelter or local police. Look at Xena’s face book page…the person/s responsible for Xena’s condition must not get away with treating sentient beings like this, they must pay!!”

Xena came into Dekalb Animal Services on September 15th in a state of horrible neglect

Xena as she was found

Xena came into Dekalb Animal Services today as a stray.

An officer went on a call to pick up a puppy that someone found in their yard. He arrived at the shelter around closing time with this girl.

Xena receiving vital fluids

No one wanted to euthanize her, so we gave her fluids and nutrical. I offered to take her home. I called my vet and went from the shelter to meet her at her office.

Xena perked up from the fluids

By the time we got there Xena had already perked up. When I took her inside she stood up and tried to walk right off the scale.

How could anyone just dump something as cute as this?

I couldn’t believe how quickly she perked up. She is still not out of the woods, but eating, drinking, walking, and sitting up.

Xena, definitely a fighter!

If an owner can be located, cruelty charges will be pursued. In any case, Xena is now safe and we hope that she continues to improve with TLC.

“This brave little one deserves the best chance, at a happy warm loving home, anyone wishing to help towards Xena care can contribute at the following ChipIn page…”

Xena via ChipIn:-http://dekalbanimals.chipin.com/xena-the-warrior-puppy

Quote from Xena’s Face book page…

We are truly overwhelmed by the support for little Xena. To answer some questions, from her condition I am guessing she was kept locked in a crate with no access to food. Street dogs do not get this thin and she definitely has a nose to find food. I am guessing her nose scabs are from trying to get out of her crate. I work at the shelter, but also work with Friends of DeKalb Animals.

Look at this adorable little face…she really is a miracle!!

FODA is the rescue who is covering her expenses. She is currently not up for adoption because of her condition. We will look for a home for her once puts on weight and is healthy enough to be spayed. For now, I’m fostering her and making sure she gets the necessary medical care. If they do find an owner to pursue cruelty charges, she’ll actually have to stay in foster through the county until the case is settled. In either scenario, she’ll be with me until she’s ready to move onto her forever home.

Xena’s Face Book page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Xena-the-Warrior-Puppy/273998769379101