A 10-year-old dog was wrapped in a garbage bag and dumped at a local shelter, but she's on the road to recovery now, and things are looking up!
Earlier in April, a senior dog named Blackie was unceremoniously surrendered to Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California. Wrapped in a garbage bag in, what appeared to be, an attempt to contain the mess resulting from a bleeding tumor found on her tail, her former family dropped her off before walking out, leaving their old companion behind forever.
Blackie was taken to the medical section of the shelter to have her wound treated but was quickly pulled by San Diego-based rescue group Frosted Faces Foundation, who specialize in providing care to senior pets in need of homes and/or medical care.
Upon arriving, executive director Kelly Smí?ek was met with a friendly girl, despite all she had endured.
"She is eager to please, curious and quickly finds her human's side in times of uncertainty," Smí?ek said, in an interview with The Dodo.
"But you can tell that her love has not been reciprocated for a long time."
After being given a much-needed bath, brushing, and nail trim, she is making a comeback, though her tail still causes her quite a bit of pain. She is scheduled to undergo surgery soon and is expected to make a full recovery.
Blackie is currently seeking a foster home, in which all expenses are covered, or a forever home to call her own (complete with a $500 annual medical grant) through Frosted Friends, and her application can be found here.
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