Meet Olivia, a female shepard mix that was found on the side of the road in Dallas, Texas with a coffee can stuck around her neck. Poor Olivia was severely emaciated and in desperate need of medical attention. The fine folks of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center took her in, and with the help of Metro Paws Animal Hospital, LLC, Olivia is recovering. Recent pictures have been hard to take because this “sweet baby girl” is “so wiggly”. Dallas News has more (warning: link contains graphic image):
The shepherd mix has come a long way thanks to her caregivers at Metro Paws Animal Hospital, but there’s still no word when she might go up for adoption.
Sadly, Olivia’s rescuer returned to where she was discovered, near Dowdy Ferry Road and Interstate 20, but found no sign of her litter (her rescuers believe she gave birth during the weeks she spent with the can on her neck).
Still no word from Dallas Animal Services on whether they’re investigating this as a case of abuse or not.
Follow Olivia’s recovery and find out how you can help her and others like her at Animal Allies of Texas.