2020 has just begun and already dozens of rescues have found their FURever homes. For every rescue who finds a home, however, another arrives at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA), needing help. For every medication, for every bowl of food, for everything they need- these rescues have YOU to thank. Supporters and donors, like you, provide these rescues with a second chance.
Below are just a few of the animals in need you helped heal and find homes for in 2019. These three, amongst many others, received lifesaving medical care and are now in loving homes thanks to you.
Thank you for being part of our life-saving family!
We will never know when Lexi lived life on the streets. What we do know is she was first seen roaming a neighborhood, scavenging for food, her body just skin and bones. For months, neighbors watched her until one faithful day, a good samaritan realized that Lexi wasn’t only surviving for herself… she was pregnant. Within days of the good samaritan bringing her into their home, Lexi gave birth to THIRTEEN puppies.
By the time she had arrived at HSNEGA, Lexi’s dire situation had only worsened, having lost two puppies due to the stress. And, upon examination of the young mother, it was discovered she also had a severe case of heartworms. Over time, with a lot of care and attention, the family regained their health.
After months of treatment, Lexi was finally heartworm free and ready to find a FURever family. That family found her in December of 2019. Having adopted one of Lexi’s puppies, Twix, earlier in the year, his adopters realized his mother was still in need of a home. So they decided to reunite the two for good. Lexi now spends her days not only cuddling with her son but her new human siblings.
It’s hard to look at the photos above and believe these are Porkie’s before and after photos. Porkie was brought to HSNEGA at just 6-weeks-old, severely under-weight and covered in fleas. His flea infestation was so bad, Porkie had become alarmingly anemic and was barely clinging onto life.
Porkie proved to be a fighter and slowly but surely, he started to recover. Gaining weight and letting his bright bubbly personality shine through. Within a few weeks, he was ready to find his FURever home. Which of course, being as adorable and vivacious as he is, had no problem doing so.
Now named Pepe, he is happy and healthy and getting to live life like the star he is, sharing his joy to the world via his Instagram page, @thepepedog.
At just 4-months-old, Scruffy should have been living a carefree puppy life. Playing, chasing and having fun. Instead, he had a debilitating eye condition. One that made his eyes twice their normal size and causing excruciating pain. It was determined the best option to give Scruffy a pain-free life was to remove both of his eyes.
Within a day or two, Scruffy was acting like the puppy he was. He was ready to play with everyone who stopped by to check in on him. It was in part due to this carefree, joyous personality that drew in his adopters when they saw Scruffy playing on HSNEGA’s social media. Within days of meeting him, they fell in love and decided to make it official.
Since his adoption, Scruffy has been enjoying so many new experiences. His adopters often share videos of Scruffy enjoying his new adventures, such as playing in the ocean for the first time. Basking happily in the waves, frolicking in the sand, wearing the biggest smile imaginable.
Want to help support rescues like Lexi, Porkie and Scruffy? Just $10 a month can change a rescue’s life. Become a part of the Life Saver Circle TODAY at www.hsnega.org/lsc-social.