On Friday, the world lost a special dog.
A miracle puppy who had survived the unsurvivable, and who managed to exude love despite all of the horrors she had endured.
Her name was Molly and she was too young to die, but past trauma forced upon this sweet soul eventually took its toll.
Molly's story began in the most horrific, painful manner.
Back in October, she was discovered in the basement of a Baltimore, Md. house. She had been abandoned and left for dead.
Molly's rescuers believe that she was a bait dog. Her loving, forgiving personality only served to reinforce that assumption.
Somehow, Molly survived that initial abuse and trauma.
Her wounds were extensive. Her body was littered with deeply infected wounds. She had to endure multiple surgeries to help repair the massive damage to her young body.
Molly encountered many angels along her road to recovery. From the contractor who discovered her alone in the basement, to BARCS, who fought to find the battered puppy a rescue organization.
Molly was taken in by Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue, and fostered by a woman named Lisa, who fell deeply in love with her.
Though the months following Molly's discovery were physically difficult, they were filled with unconditional love. Molly was spoiled and adored as her body, and her spirit, healed.
Amazingly, Molly maintained her loving spirit towards everyone and everything. Though she had been horrifically treated prior to her discovery, her pure heart remained unscathed.
That special personality won over everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.
Making Friday's news of her unexpected passing almost impossible to endure.
An undetected, insidious infection had taken over Molly's spine, causing intense pain and paralysis.
The person who loved Molly the most made the unselfish, heart-wrenching decision to let Molly peacefully go.
The beautiful puppy, with the unbreakable spirit, left this world in the arms of her person, surrounded by nothing but pure love.
Rest in Peace Molly.
Beautiful video tribute to Molly here (grab a tissue).
Initial story about Molly's discovery and rescue at this link.
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