All dogs go to heaven. However, in the case of one sweet pup, her time here with us has been extended.
Cookie, a 3-year old pitbull, was brought by her previous owner to the Manassas Animal Adoption Center.
The center is now in the process of raising funds to resolve her vet bills, according to Sergeant Carilyn Mello of the Manassas City Police Department (MCPD).
When Cookie arrived she was suffering from seizures, later found to be the result of a chemical imbalance due to starvation.
The owner insisted that Cookie be euthanized, but upon further questioning, it was found that she hadn’t been taken to the vet.
After the owner signed Cookie over to the center, they were able to take her to a nearby animal hospital, Artemis, where she was placed in an intensive care unit (ICU). She remained in ICU for about a week as she recovered.
After she was deemed healthy enough to leave, she returned to the center and her recovery continued.
“The shelter staff here has put in countless hours to get her back to now optimal weight and completely seizure free,” spoke Mello.
Now, months later, Cookie is finally ready to find her fur-ever home.
However, before Cookie can leave the center, her vet bill needs to be addressed.
For anyone able to help, cash and check donations can be brought or mailed to the center, which is located at 10039 Dean Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110.
This article was written by Contributing Writer Patricia Keitz.
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