GS Found Locked in Laundry Room at Foreclosed House- Heidi…only 28 lbs

Lexington Animal Control Officer Sam Fritts was responding to a call today where he found a female German Shepherd locked inside of a laundry room at a foreclosed property in desperate need of help. She was able to stand but barely had enough room to turn around and her body was nothing more than fur and bones. Officer Fritts obtained custody of her and headed over to Davidson Animal Hospital…we have named her Heidi.

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Heidi is severely emaciated, her ribs, spine and hip bones are visible through her shepherd coat but, hiding under her fur is no muscle mass, no fat only bones…every bone in her entire body is protruding. She was loaded with fleas and COVERED in flea dirt like we have never seen before (and unfortunately we have seen a lot), her nails are over grown, she has tape¬†worms, intestinal worms and her Heartworm test was positive. Heidi was estimated to be 2-3 yrs old, she has had puppies before and will need to be spayed once she is healthy enough.

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Heidi will be fed small, frequent meals several times a day to help her regain her strength and weight. She has already began her deworming cycle, was given a Capstar to kill the fleas, scheduled for a bath tomorrow morning, her nails have been trimmed and she was given a nice warm kennel in ICU to be monitored and rest.

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We will post charges and court info on our Facebook page as the information becomes publicly available. Please keep Heidi in your thoughts for a full recovery. Donations are greatly needed for Heidi’s extensive medical care. Donations can be made online by clicking the donate button on this page, through our FB homepage or by mail to: Ginger’s Fund, PO Box 1036, Thomasville, NC 27361. Ginger’s Fund FOS-DCNC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support

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