This beautiful dog, whose family brought her into a vet's officer several weeks ago by an owner wanting her euthanized, went up for adoption today, Honor Animal Rescue posted September 12 on their Facebook page on the horror this poor girl, named Cleopatra, has already endured during her short life.
Here is Cleopatra's story, told by those at the rescue, who along with the veterinary staff have done so much to give her the chance at a normal life. It's heartbreaking, and unfortunately happens all too often.
"We want you to meet our new little girl Cleopatra. Her story of how she became a rescue is upsetting but our hope is that by sharing her story it will inspire people to adopt and give shelter animals a chance.
This pretty girl, around 6 months old was carried into a vet's office by her owner. The owner wanted her euthanized because she had a bad foot that wouldn't heal.
We don't have all of the details but were told when the vet unwrapped her foot to see what was going on, her foot just fell off her leg. Thankfully she was brought to the right vet that day and instead of euthanizing her surgery was performed and part of her leg was amputated.
The infection was so bad a second surgery needed to be done days later and the rest of her back leg was removed. That was 6 weeks ago. Cleo is another case of a dog that has been through so much and yet her sweetness and appreciation glows.
She's been rescued so many times already and now she's ready for her best rescue of all to happen, adoption."
Cleopatra is at the Honor Animal Rescue ranch, located at 4951 Lorraine Road in Brandeton, Florida, where she's recovering nicely. Now Cleopatra needs to find a loving forever home.
The rescue says she loves other dogs, and seems fine with cats. Cleopatra has lived the last six weeks of her life with a vet tech at night and in the vet office during the day.
While Cleopatra at first appears shy, she comes around pretty fast and enjoys having her belly rubbed.
All Cleopatra needs now is a family who will love her and care for her. A missing leg won't slow this girl down for long. There are many pets who manage fine with a missing limb. Right now, all Cleopatra is missing is a family of her own.
Her name suits her, because she is a queen among dogs. If you wish to become her human servant, contact the rescue using their contact information below.
If you can't help Cleopatra yourself, please share her with friends. Especially those in the Bradenton, Florida area.