THINNEST LIVING DOG NURSED BACK TO HEALTH
Last May, hearts broke when the world was introduced to Hope, a Staffordshire mix that was found neglected and malnourished near Somerset, England. The RSPCA center in Weston-super-Mare came to her rescue and found her in a cardboard box near the side of the road. She was believed to be 1 to 2 years old and weighed just 17 pounds (half her expected, healthy weight). Hope was too weak to walk or eat when she was found. Thanks to the constant care of vet Anna Parry at Bridge Veterinary Practice, Hope survived. When she first arrived, she had to be wrapped in blankets and bubble wrap to keep warm. Slowly, but surely, Hope was taken off the IV, became more responsive and was able to eat again. While she still has a long road to recovery, she is doing just fine.