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Liesel - Update Sept. 9



Remember our little German shepherd puppy, Liesel? You wouldn't believe how well she's doing now! Liesel came to us a little over four months ago and this little lady has been working her butt off with therapy, exercise and most recently, training. Liesel has come such a long way from that little puppy that came to us almost completely unable to walk.

If you don't remember her story, Liesel was found splayed out in the street in Newark when she was just four months old. Someone must have dumped her there since there were no signs of her being hit by a car, and she most certainly could not have run away from home. After several diagnostic tests were performed, we discovered that Liesel had a broken hind leg that was left untreated when she was very young, and she also suffered blunt force trauma to the head, which caused brain damage. While her start in life is very sad, and it is even sadder to think that her conditions were caused by cruel humans, we are so happy that she was found by our AHS Newark animal control officers and that she was brought to us at Popcorn Park for a fresh start in life.

All of that is just a distant memory to Liesel now. She now walks very well and runs even better! She enjoys running after balls more than anything and will play for hours on end if you let her. Because Liesel came from a pretty lousy home, we don't know how much cruelty she endured. She displayed some protective behavior and also needed work with her socialization skills, so we enrolled her in training at Hanlon's K9, where she is showing us that she is one smart puppy! Liesel has learned so much in just a few weeks and actually enjoys learning all of the new exercises that trainer, Rob Hanlon, comes up with for her. Liesel goes home five nights a week with one of our staff members where she practices what she's learned in training and also gets more exercise to strengthen her body and brain.

Liesel will soon be ready to meet potential adopters. We will be looking for a very special home for our special young lady, and one with a very patient family that will be understanding of her silliness, which may never go away. Liesel's brain damage is permanent and therefore requires an easier to navigate home, and a family that will give her the extra attention, exercise and love that she needs. She will need a home with no children under the age of 12, simply because Liesel is rather clumsy and could easily knock over a child by mistake. She gets along well with dogs, given the time to get to know them. She will also need an area of her own (not a crate) where she can retreat to for quiet, calming down time, and a yard where she can exercise, run and play, which is her favorite thing to do.

If you think that you can provide Liesel with the wonderful home that she is so deserving of, please email us to let us know of your interest. In the meantime, Liesel is continuing her training and she's working hard and loving life! None of this would have been possible for her without our generous supporters who contribute to our Res-Q Fund. The cost for medical care, therapy, training, etc., has exceeded $10,000 and she is just one of many that need our help. If you would like to contribute toward the special care fund for Liesel, please donate to our Res-Q Fund Thank you for helping us to give our lovely Liesel the fresh start in life that she needed!

9/9/2015

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