Amazing Transformation Of A Stray Dog Who Had Given Up Hope
There are approximately 1.2 million dogs trying to survive on the streets of Houston. Sick, injured and abused dogs are simply discarded like trash and left to die.
Pumpkin was an abused and abandoned young dog trying to survive on Houston's harsh streets. Watch this little dog's remarkable and inspiring story. Pumpkin now lives a very blessed life with six other rescued dogs who all had tragic stories of their own.
Pumpkin was a stray dog and had chemical burns all over her little body. She had been shot with a BB pellet gun. A man took her photo and posted her tragic image on instagram with the callous caption “LOL… only in the 3rd ward, I see a burned up dog”. He thought her suffering was funny. It didn’t take long for such an offensive photo to make the rounds on social media.
Local dog rescue volunteers were alerted and Pumpkin was found. It was Halloween so they named her Pumpkin. What the picture didn’t show was that that Pumpkin was not alone. She had a puppy who was covered in fleas, unweaned and struggling to stay alive.
The doctors and nurses worked hard for days to keep them both alive. Pumpkin was barely a year old and one very sick little girl. Tragically, her baby was too weak and undernourished to survive. She crossed over the Rainbow bridge surrounded by love and warmth.
Pumpkin was taken into the Corridor Rescue program by the wonderful Anna Barbosa, founder of Freddie’s Hope, Rescue Ranch. She is now a very playful dog and enjoys life with her big brothers and sisters.