Elli Smith, the founder of an animal rescue organization, saw a woman running in the parking lot of the Humane Society with a pup in her hands. The tiny pooch was not moving and was completely limp.
Knowing that the Humane Society would likely euthanize the little dog, she realized right away that she needed to rescue the poor animal.
Smith immediately ran to the lobby and overheard the lady asking the front desk for help regarding the puppy. She introduced herself to the woman and gave her card to her just in case.
Smith got in her car, hoping that the woman would call her as she knew that the pup wouldn’t make it. And sure enough, about around 10 minutes after, the woman called her and said they wanted to perform euthanization. Smith replied no and told her to bring the pup to her vet immediately.
The three-week-old pooch, named Penelope, had a severe tick infestation and needed an urgent blood transfusion. Fortunately, they had the perfect candidate.
The veterinarian’s wife immediately brought their pet dog named Murphy to the hospital. Upon his arrival at the hospital and seeing Penelope, Murphy became very curious.
Murphy’s blood brought Penelope back to life, and it was a special moment. For sure, the tiny pup is grateful to Murphy, her hero.
Once Penelope’s life was no longer in danger, Rachel Hendricks of Pet Urgent Care, an animal emergency services facility, took the pup home and bottle-fed her all day and night. Meanwhile, Smith found and freed Penelope’s mother.
The pup’s mom, Petunia, along with 25 other dogs, was living in a fenced-in pen, exposed to the wind, sun, and weather. After some convincing, the property owner allowed Smith to take Penelope’s mom and other sick dogs.
After being treated for ticks, Petunia and Penelope reunited — and they were so happy to see each other.
The mother and daughter will stay under foster care until the pup reaches the age of 9 to 10 weeks. Then, it would be time to look for a loving family for them.
Credits to Sky Sanctuary Rescue