The situation was looking grim for Mindy Loo.
The North Carolina high kill shelter she was being housed in had shared that she was about to be put down. Luckily for the beagle mix, the Humane Society of Northern Virginia (HSNV) heard the news and stepped in.
“When we saw the email with her picture, she was scheduled to be euthanized that day. And this particular shelter only holds the cats and dogs for about three days. After that, if they’re not gone then, unfortunately, they’re going to die,” Executive Director Sherry Turner explained. “So, we wanted to go ahead and … rescue her. [In] her picture, she just looked so sad and just so dejected and just … like she didn’t have a hope in … the world.”
A lot has changed since Mindy Loo came to the Dumfries-based humane society in February. She has gained weight, received baths, and had gunk cleaned out of her ears.
Mindy Loo, who is estimated to be 11 years old, is positive for heart worm and Lyme disease.
In addition to starting heart worm treatment, the senior dog will be having a tumor removed, get spayed, and receive some dental work.
“We’re going to get her fixed up, and we are going to get her into a great home and just let her live out her golden years in peace, and comfort, and lots of good food, and lots of loving,” Turner said.
HSNV, powered by Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P), is currently seeking a longer term foster home for Mindy Loo during her heart worm treatment and while recovering from the procedures. She is house trained and does well with cats and other dogs.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Those interested may support Mindy Loo by donating food or funds that would go toward her medical bills.
Anyone who would like to adopt Mindy Loo may email firstname.lastname@example.org or message the non-profit through its Facebook page.
More information about adoptable pets can be found on the humane society’s website.
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