This is Fifi (or Fiona). She is a 4 - 5 year old blue nosed Pittie, who was seized from someone’s house after she was found with her foot stuck in a fence for four days. Yes, for four days her foot was caught in a fence and her owner allowed her to stay that way, until a utility worker saw her and called Animal Services. Fifi was seized along with one other dog, a Lhasa Apso mix who was basically a walking dreadlock. It was obvious neither dog was a priority or given love and attention like they deserved. Fiona was caked in dirt and it’s obvious she has had several litters of puppies.
Fiona was shared on Facebook by Shadow’s Fund as they reached out for a foster to step up. Her story of hanging from a fence by her leg touched so many people, that eventually the local media got involved in their attempt to find her a foster home. As of yesterday Fifi and her little housemate, Micky, were officially signed over to Shadow’s Fund and thanks to so much networking they have a foster eagerly anticipating their arrival and they plan to adopt both dogs.
Micky got the easy end of the deal. After being shaved down he was neutered, and he’s a energetic and happy little dog.
Fiona on the other hand has not done so well. After the swelling of her leg went down it was found that one of her tendons was completely severed, and other tendons were exposed. It’s still questionable if whether or not her leg is even savable because of potential nerve damage. While sweet she has gone through bouts of being depressed and withdrawn, and sometimes needs to coaxing to eat. She wants love and soaks in every bit she gets, but it obvious she is fighting an internal battle.To help her get through her depression both Fifi and Micky are temporarily at my home, so they get constant attention.
If you would like to donate to Fiona’s care, please go to: www.shadowsfund.org