Dogs can also have weight problems. If owners continuously feed them with junk food and do not take them for walks outside, they are sure to have weight and health problems.
One dog from Southern California needed rescue because her owners can no longer handle her growing health problems. However, despite being neglected by her previous owners, she has found a new family to love her. Moreover, she has found a new purpose by becoming a therapy dog.
Molly, a Labrador retriever, was rescued by Southern California Lab Rescue due to abuse and neglect. Molly was dealing with health problems as she was overweight, with allergies, and with inflamed eyes. She was fed with food that she was allergic to. Molly had never taken a bath for a long time, that when rescuers brought her inside the car, they have to open the windows so that they won’t get suffocated by her musty smell.
Three months after her rescue, Molly has recovered from the trauma. Her health regained and is now living with a foster family.
However, Molly faced another challenge: her foster mom discovered a lump on her neck. It was found out that it was a cancerous lump that needs to be removed immediately. Thankfully, it was detected at its early stages, and Molly recovered from the surgery.
At her new family, Molly’s health further improved. Her diet and exercise routine were closely monitored. Molly was able to shed off the excess weight.
Later on, Molly went on training to become a certified therapy dog.
Molly is now helping other cancer patients in dealing with their illness. Molly is sending a message that these people can overcome any challenges in life. Molly is indeed, a survivor!
Know more about Molly’s story on the video below:
Thank you, Southern California Lab Rescue, to give Molly another lease on life and help her find her real purpose!
Video courtesy of The Pet Collective Cares via YouTube
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I would say boys but they are not really “boys” anymore. They are 19 and 17. But they will always be my little ones. :-)
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