A lonely dog spent weeks living in a box on the porch of a house. After weeks of watching this pup sit, a passerby asked the owner of the home if the three-legged dog belonged to them, they said no.
The residents of the home had been feeding the dog but couldn’t care for her permanently.
Hope for Paws received word about the pup and the set out on a rescue mission.
The small dog looked at the rescuers inquisitively, barely moving as they slipped lease around her neck.
The puppy was given the moniker "princess” Ruby, wrapped in a blanket and taken away for a warm bath and checkup.
Princess Ruby was severely anemic and was hospitalized for weeks after her rescue so she could receive proper treatment.
Princess, a chihuahua mix, is still available for adoption from Smooch Pooch Rescue at the time of publication.
A quiet family located in Southern California (for medical purposes) would be the best fit for this sweet pup.
Hope for Paws is a great organization that people can call when a stray is spotted. This is exactly what happened for Princess, a dog who only had three legs. She was huddled up around heating vents in a home for 5 months until action was taken.
The owners of the home did feed the animal for a couple of weeks, but this obviously was not a good permanent solution.
The rescue service came to pick up the pup, and to nurse it back to health. Sitting out in the rain is not good for a little dog.
Back at the animal hospital, she was given a warm bubble bath.
She also had further health troubles as the doctor diagnosed her with severe anemia. She stayed there and was monitored closely until she recovered.
Finally, Princess was back on her three feet. Now Princess is simply waiting for a forever home where she can be loved and adored as real royalty should.