Rescue

A critical part of our mission involves rescue and rehabilitation of abused or abandoned dogs.  Here are just a few before and after photos:

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Amber, seized by animal control from an abusive owner; rescued by St. Francis.


Amber before rescue . . . chained up with another dog, often unable to move more than a foot or so.

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Amber at the veterinarian after leaving the shelter






 

Amber after recovery. . . 

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Happy, healthy, playfully energetic . . .   and running in her yard.

 




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Angel was awarded to us by the court after Animal Control removed her from owners whose neglect had done life-threatening damage.

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Angel plays in the pool after a year and a half of treatment and care.






How could we resist this face?  

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We pulled Bug from the shelter hours before he was to be euthanized.  He was heartworm positive and had ears filled with scar tissue from a chronic untreated ear infection.  

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A fully recovered Bug gets a dream come true:  loving parents and his very own comfy bed. 




In her Animal Control i.d. photo, Oreo displays the “pancake” behavior characteristic of many abused and puppy mill dogs--flattening against the ground, too stressed to respond or move out of her kennel.   

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Once Oreo was with St. Francis, experienced and compassionate dog handler Jeffrey Connolly worked his magic on her.



© Ann Doyle-Anderson 2018