After emergency surgery to remove metal and other foreign objects from her stomach (likely ingested to escape a trap, and then to survive on the run on her own), emaciated girl Shani spent most of a week on IVs 24 hours a day under the expert, loving care of Dr. Bahl and her staff. While she was at the vet, she was visited by her foster mom, ANNA volunteers, and even Director/Founder, Ruth Thompson, because here at #TEAMANNA, this really is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle.
Still painfully thin, Shani continued her recovery in a foster home experienced in dealing with starvation, where she received multiple small meals of bland, hand prepared food throughout the day and night so as not to shock or overwhelm her fragile system. Shani is accepting of the other dogs in the home (ranging from 11-60 pounds) and is learning some house manners.
True to her name, which means WONDER, Shani is beginning to experience everything with a sense of awe and wonder: “Is this food actually for ME?!?” “I can’t believe this cushy bed is all mine!” Her gratitude for being warm, dry, loved and RESCUED has brought her foster mom to [happy!] tears on more than one occasion.❤️
Shani is still young, only around 2 years old, and it is becoming apparent she has a very high energy level! She would love another friendly, active dog to play with, and a big yard where they can rock 'n' roll �� She has one leg wound that is still healing before staples can be removed and she's allowed to go full throttle, but she's almost there! She has gotten up to around 45 pounds, so she is closing in on her ideal weight.
Shani's exuberance could be too overwhelming for toddlers, so older children might be best, but she seems to love everyone she meets.
This sweet wonder dog has amazed us all and now she is ready to amaze YOU! Please come fill out an application so you can get pre-approved and we'll schedule a meet n greet with Shani as she remains in foster care. And thank you, as always, for your amazing support for #TEAMANNA and our work.