Becca is no ordinary Retriever. She was abused and left for dead in Houston after horrific, meticulous torture--but she survived. And now she has a forever home!
As previously reported (see original article here), Becca was found August 20th, after being tossed over the fence like common trash, near a local dumping area in Southwest Houston. She had experienced a level of abuse that would make most humans cringe, she survived, continues to love people, and wants nothing more than to be someone's "everything".
Here are the gruesome details of her back story as previously reported here:
She had her throat slit and had been stabbed multiple times all over her mouth, throat and back. Becca's canine teeth had all been pulled, and her gums had long cuts from one side to the other. Finally, she had a long gash down her back between her shoulder blades, presumably where her microchip would have been. Whether or not she was actually microchipped will always be a mystery, but the long slice in her flesh will not.
After the Examiner article spread quickly online, Houston news reporters took to the airwaves. Becca sat beautifully during the interviews (see footage here and here), and gave a huge doggie "grin" while the owner of the boarding facility stated:
It sickens me to think that someone gets pleasure from doing this.
Cameras near the dumping area did not catch the abuser on tape, but the rescue caring for her, the Forgotten Pet Advocates, has focused primarily on getting her well, healthy, and in a loving, forever home. And, on September 30, FPA happily posted a picture of Becca enjoying the easily life in her new home (see slide show).
Becca loves belly rubs, knows basic commands, and heels at your feet. But the biggest news is that she will never have to suffer at the hands of her abuser again. She will only know a loving, gentle hand and warm fluffy couch on which she and her family can snuggle.
So, what's next for The Forgotten Pet Advocates? Unfortunately, rescuing animals from the streets of Houston is a never-ending (non-paying) job. FPA has several animals in kennels needing help. For example, "Giselle" was found wandering near the boarding facility with a severely injured paw. The old injury resulted in a near $3500 surgery with Texas A&M University specialists, so FPA is trying to raise funds to cover those medical bills. Check out Giselle's Facebook album here.
To find out how you can help the FPA group and their other rescues in need, see the links below. Or, if you have any tips or information on Becca's attacker, please contact the Forgotten Pet Advocates immediately.
To donate to others like Becca in FPA's program, click here.
To visit The Forgotten Pet Advocate's Facebook page, check out this link.
To visit their website, check out this link.
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The author, April Plemons, is an animal rescuer and welfare advocate. She is part of Long Way Home Animal Sanctuary & Pit Bull Rescue. Check out their Facebook page below!