Henrietta was abandoned in the deep desert as a young dog. She survived her youth there.
The deep desert is many thousands of square miles of death. Besides struggling with up to 120 degree heat, and starvation, many of these dogs die of tick fever, which is horrible! It is like they’re ingesting rat poison . . . they bleed to death through all their organs. They are unconscious at the end, but if they were not they would feel like they were drowning. There is more, but I am close to crossing the line here.
Henrietta’s medication worked and she was medically “cured” of her tick fever. But that is the wrong word to us, because we have seen it return years after it was killed off. And like with many of our animals, I worry about Henrietta too, now.
So I make sure we spoil each one of these precious beings as much as we can, as if each day is their last, with treats, jerky, rawhides, biscuits, hugs . . . and for our 60 or so hospitalized animals, roast beef and chicken cooked fresh daily!
When I first brought her to our hospital, Henrietta had bite wounds on her rear legs.
Predators attack the rear legs of a fleeing animal, hoping to bring her down for the kill. Imagine the intense fear this sweet girl suffered during that vicious assault. And only by the hand of God, she escaped.
Henrietta is formal here, but in her yard she is butt-wagging happy! No wonder she is so happy now, to be loved and cared for every day — as each of His angels should be.
A while back Henrietta had surgery to repair a ligament in her left leg, and then a few weeks ago Dr. Brown performed a repair on her right rear leg. After the surgery Henrietta got cold laser therapy to help decrease her healing time. You can see where she was shaved for her operation.
She has been recovering in our hospital runs until her leg is healed enough that she can return to her huge yard and her best friend, Big Ben.
Henrietta is such a happy dog, like so many of our others.
I have so many animal friends at our sanctuary that I wish there was some way to tell you each of their stories. They are all so special. Each one was sent here on a mission, but she crashed along the way. She crashed, but she didn’t burn . . . because we were there for her.
So you see, while you go on with your daily life, being part of our mission you are the difference between life and death for so many. You are rescuing marooned angels.
And as you know, your good deeds are recorded. Please keep our sanctuary alive for animals who face death in the wilderness by sending your gift of support today. There is no other place on the planet where these cherished animals are guaranteed a safe and happy life!
Help save abandoned cats and dogs like Henrietta, and care for all their needs, for life.
Please keep our sanctuary alive for animals who face death in the wilderness by sending your gift of support today. There is no other place on the planet where these cherished animals are guaranteed a safe and happy life!
For all the animals,
Leo Grillo, founder