Public dog pounds around the globe can be frightening, over-crowded places. More often than not, the chaos there prevents the animals from receiving the love and care they so desperately need.
Mina was found cowering in the corner of a public pound in Romania when she was saved by an organization called Howl Of A Dog. They took her away from that awful place and began to rehabilitate her, writes ilovemydogsomuch.
She was severely ill, emaciated, anemic, and had mange. Not only that, but the poor pup was completely traumatized. Any time a person attempted to touch her, she would tremble in fear.
It’s hard to say what happened to her to cause such terror…but it was clear that this young dog had already experienced a very rough life.
It took nearly a week for her to trust the touch of any human at all.
But once she realized that not all people would cause her pain, she began to open up. Soon, she realized she like being pet…and she discovered that she loved to get belly rubs.
Experiencing love was new for her, but Mina was happy to let her guard down!
After receiving medical care, she did much better and has made significant progress. Mina’s weight nearly doubled.
In addition to learning about belly rubs, this pup figured out what toys were…
…and what playing is! Thankfully, the other puppies at Howl Of A Dog helped Mina learn all about the perks of being a pup.
The one-year-old is still receiving treatment for demodectic mange, but she makes progress every single day.
Soon, the rescue organization will find a forever home for Mina. Then she’ll get to live a life full of love, one that all dogs deserve!
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