A beautiful dog named Shadow was returned to Greenville County Animal Care Services (GCACS) this week, where he had been in foster care. The condition he's in now is shocking, especially to dog lovers who find it difficult to imagine how this could happen to a dog who's supposedly in foster care with a loving family.
Shadow was supposed to have a family, one who agreed to love, foster and then adopt him from GCACS, which is a high-kill shelter in upstate South Carolina. But instead of loving Shadow, they starved him of food and attention.
According to a September 18 post from Abby's Animal Angels Facebook page, Shadow is now a walking skeleton, timid with new people and less than healthy. He is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, is heartworm positive, and clearly needs some serious fattening up.
Abby's Animal Angels has stepped up to help Shadow, and the rescue desperately needs your donations to do so. Please consider donating to help offset the costs of Shadow's medical care.
The rescue wants to make Shadow whole again, both physically and emotionally. They believe this beautiful boy deserves to know what health, love and a real loving home feel like.
Donations can be made here, or by donating directly to Shadow's vet at Wade Hampton Vet (864)846-9537
No information is available at this time as to whether Shadow's foster family will face any criminal charges. Right now the focus is on getting this sweet dog healthy again. If you can't help personally, please share his story with friends.
Abby's Animal Angels, located in upstate South Carolina, is a 501c3 nonprofit rescue, saving lives through rescue, four precious paws at a time. Animal Angels will help save, rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals who otherwise would be facing euthanasia.
The foster says the dog had lost a lot of weight since it had its first shelter photo made. I went back and found the email from Sept. 4 from the shelter saying the dog had been adopted. His shelter name was Air Bud. The foster has the skinny photo on her Sept 9 Facebook page saying it was made the day she brought him home. The dog had to have been there the entire quarantine because no adoptions after Aug 23 until they were allowed to leave on Sept 7. If the dog had been saved in August it would be in the GCACS album for August saves and not September. How could the dog have gotten in this condition between the first allowed to leave date of September 7 and the photo on Facebook on September 9?