A dog who was starved, shot and left for dead in Alabama was discovered on Saturday by a woman and her daughter. The dog, dubbed "Julep," by her rescuers, was in the road - alone, unable to move and suffering.
Julep was transported to a veterinary clinic where the full extent of her injuries were determined.
The dog, estimated at four to five years of age, had been shot in the head and the neck. The condition of her body indicated that she had been confined to a small cage; her muscles are so atrophied from the lack of use that she can take just a few steps before having to lay down.
The veterinarian determined that Julep had delivered multiple litters and discovered that she was suffering from mange which had been untreated for a great deal of time.
The gunshot wound to Julep's head has left her blind, but there is indication that some of her vision may return.
Janice Wolf, of Rocky Ridge Refuge, is taking responsibility for Julep and arrangements to transport the woefully neglected dog are currently underway.
Life at Wolf's Arkansas sanctuary will be unlike anything Julep has ever experienced. For the first time, in likely her entire life, Julep will know the touch of kindness and compassion and what it feels like to be loved.
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