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Severely neglected Labrador mix "Baby" now up for adoption

Posted at 3:14 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 08:21:16-05

"Baby," who was the victim of severe neglect nearly a year ago, is now up for adoption by the Arizona Humane Society as her recovery continues.

The Arizona Humane Society says Baby was suffering from Valley Fever, which was not being treated when she was brought to their centers weighing just 36 pounds. She was also unable to put weight on one of her legs and had a cut on her face.

“In my seven years at AHS’ trauma hospital, I have seen unbelievable cases of neglect, yet Baby’s case was shocking,” said Dr. Melissa Thompson, AHS’ Vice President of Medical Operations. “The fact that she was even alive was remarkable, yet her prognosis was extremely guarded in the beginning.”

The person responsible for the neglect is now serving a 45-day jail sentence, according to a news release.

When rescued, AHS says Baby was extremely shutdown and very fearful of people. Now, they say Baby is doing much better but may need to stay on anti-anxiety medication.

AHS also says it's possible Baby will need to remain on Valley Fever medication for her entire life. 

They say she would also do well with an older, calm dog who could continue to help her learn to be a dog. 

Anyone interested in giving Baby the care she deserves can apply for adoption HERE.