Heartwarming stories of rescue dogs bouncing back from times of misery and pain seem to be just as numerous as the pleas for help for the animals still needing help. One happy story from Georgia involves the rescue dog Graycie and her empathic vet, who climbed into her cage with her each morning to share breakfast with her so that she could begin rebuilding trust with her two-legged friends.
Dr. Andy Mathis of Granite Hills Animal Care in Elberton, Georgia, was one of many staff shocked and saddened to see the state of Graycie when she was brought into the facility. She was found on a dirt road dehydrated, hypothermic, anemic, and with vaginal prolapse. Graycie only weighed 20 pounds and appeared to be skin and bones. Instead of euthanizing her, the staff decided to give her a chance to heal.
Graycie exhibited many of the signs of an abused or neglected animal, including being fearful of humans. Dr. Mathis decided to ease her transition into being around people by dining with her in the morning. While Graycie initially shied away, she eventually seems more at ease and begins eating her food – possibly even enjoying her company. It has only been a few weeks since her arrival at the facility, yet the staff are hopeful that with time and lots of love she will be ready to find her forever home soon.