It's becoming increasingly difficult to show restraint when telling the stories that we must tell, of the animals that suffer needlessly at the hands of cold and uncaring individuals. You can imagine what we think of the person that abandoned this beautiful dog recently, and left her alone in the woods to fend for herself.
Hope was found in the same place that our dearly departed friend, Mabel, was found. You may remember Mabel, the elderly brown lab that was abandoned in Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, and was found buried up to her neck in a swamp. As we said in the story of Mabel, this park is a known dumping ground for unwanted pets, and Hope is the latest pet to be discarded in such a cruel manner.
Hope was found over the Labor Day weekend with a plastic, makeshift collar around her neck that read, "My name is Hope.....5 years old, very friendly, housebroken, loves to hunt". Why, Why, Why, someone thought it was a good idea to let Hope go in the woods is completely beyond our comprehension, but thankfully, Hope was found before she found herself in the same predicament that Mabel found herself in.
Hope was very shaken up upon arrival, and we can certainly understand why. Can you just imagine? Being abandoned in the woods, watching your family drive away while you remain, helpless and alone. Hope is certainly feeling the sadness and despair that goes along with such a cruel act, but she is an incredibly sweet dog that is so relieved to be safe and cared for. She was immediately given a good meal, fresh water, and a comfortable bed to rest on, and it was obvious that she was very grateful for that. Hope was examined by our medical department and found to have eye and ear infections, and she is quite thin. She may have a condition with her eyes called entropion, which will require surgery, but we will find out more after she has had some time to settle in.
We will do everything that is needed to get Hope back to being a healthy and happy girl once again, and we are only able to do this thanks to our generous supporters that donate to our organization and realize how important this work is that we do. To contribute toward the care that is needed for Hope, please text ResQ to 501501 to make a $10.00 donation, or click here to donate to our Res-Q Fund.
We at Associated Humane Societies are offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person that abandoned Hope. If you have such information, please call us at 609-693-1900 or email us. We will update again soon on our new friend, Hope.