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Posted on: July 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Joy's Adoption Story

Joy's Adoption Story

Joy came is as a stray on May 12, 2021 from Webster. She was very nervous and petrified of dogs and loud noises, but she was very sweet and looking for human comfort and guidance. She had multiple puncture wounds and lacerations concentrated on her head and front legs. Due to her wounds, she was taken immediately to Dr. Laura Szeremi DVM. She weighed 36 pounds and her body condition score of 1.5/5 was very underweight. 

She had multiple old and new bite wounds from an animal. Joy was also diagnosed with hookworms and tapeworms. A few days later, Joy had to be rushed to an emergency veterinarian due to muscle atrophy, a heart murmur and severe anemia. Joy was treated with a blood transfusion with plasma to help her recover.

Her medical issues continued and Joy had to later return to see a veterinarian again. After several weeks of diligent care by Animal Services, Joy’s health began to improve. She would walk well with staff but was still very frightened of dogs and loud noises.

After sixty days in the care of Animal Services, Joy was adopted on July 11, 2021. She is now safe and loved in her new home.  

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