She Saved One Dog, But A Surprise Unveils Itself Later On…

Gemma, a beautiful white German Shepherd, was abandoned and forsaken by her family at the local shelter. Her coat of hair was matted and partly eaten away by a severe case of mange.

70% of her body was covered by this disease. While mange is a completely treatable illness, and nothing more than a few antibiotics and a series of baths will clear the problem up, her owners decided to leave her at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary in California instead of going to the vet.

Gemma was instantly given a once over by one of the volunteers. Jolene started treating Gemma’s condition.

“She needed baths 2, 3 times a day,” Jolene told the press. “And we had built such a strong bond that I was like, ‘Let me ask my husband, see if I can take a foster home.’” Jolene’s husband agreed.

Within weeks Gemma bounced back, her fur was growing handsomely and her mange had disappeared. Still, Jolene noticed a rather strange occurrence once Gemma had come out of her shell. Go to the next page for the rest of the story.

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21 Responses to “She Saved One Dog, But A Surprise Unveils Itself Later On…”

  1. I WISH MORE SHELTER STAFF WOULD CARE FOR ANIMALS JUST AS THIS ONE DID! ANIMALS DESERVE TO LIFE!

  2. GOD BLESS all dog’s. AND anyone who does this to a awesome dogs needs to be fined a large fee AND go to PRISON FOR animals abuse . Evil MONSTERS DEVIL’S UNTRUSTWORTHY

    • I agree with you 100%, Dorothy! Lock the animal abusers up just as the abusers of humans are! This could do a lot to stop abuse!!

  3. fantastic people,we have just adopted a mixed breed from our rescue and he is gorgeous,doesnt leave our side Still will not go into the car so we feel he was probably dumped from a car. So bloody evil

  4. I hope whoever dumped this beautiful dog never owns another animal. They don’t have the right.

  5. Beautiful! God bless her!

  6. Judy Zwyghuizenjudyzwyghuizen4444#gmail.com Reply August 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    She’s beautiful! and has found a chid friend for life every child need’s a dog!
    I’m so happy for her!

  7. worked in a shelter as a volunteer for 9 years
    disgusting to see how “disposable” animals can be due to irresponsible non caring lack of compassion ….I will not say inhumane humaans/?

  8. I agree with Isabel and Dorothy I love dogs it breaks my heart when read of the abuse to them put those rotten nasty people in prison god love those poor animals.

  9. A dog is the only one that will love you more than themselves, they will even lay down their life for you.

  10. I agree with you Dorothy ,so sad to see those animals abuse hope things gonna change for them …

  11. Such a heartwarming story! Tears flowing readily, from this dog lover. Luke is my rescues English Springer Spaniel. he is a firm, healthy 55 pounds now up from the emaciated 28 pounds i got him at. Good healthy food and love was what he craved. He has his forever home with me. he is a nervous dog. May hav
    e even abused in his youth. He went thru many homes, all that rejected him…until he came here. He was just misunderstood and needed someone home that didn’t cage or neglect his needs. Now he is a 7 year old, groomed, walked and happy boy!

  12. first I hope the people who turned her in die a painful and long death. god bless the shelter and the people that adopted her I wish there were more like you.

  13. I agree shelters should be made to CARE and shouldn’t be a one way system ie once in then DEATh just waiting to happen I’m afraid let me see how much per dog for putting down? disgusting places shelter

  14. If my hubby and I had the room…. we would take every abused animal around this area. and make another cage for the people that did it… I think its not fair for animals that have to thru this SH%&, We have 9 cats (rescued) and 2 dogs in a 2 bedroom trailer. Room enuf for animal here…. God bless all the care takers and vets that help them..

  15. We have adopted many dogs from rescue centers, if you love them and take time with them they make far better pets than pedigrees because they know what it’s like to be unloved and then find. I belive if you adopt one of these pets you will be rewarded many times over the cost and work to help them .

  16. I LOVE MY LITTLE TINKER DOG HE HAD BEEN ABUSED, & WAS TERRIFIED OF MEN. GROWLED, & HID FROM THEM. I ALSO HAVE A PARSON RUSSELL, SINCE 2010. THEY ARE DIE HARD FRIENDS & HAVE BEEN CLOSE EVER SINCE BROUGHT THE LITTLE DOG HOME. WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN HERE & MY OTHER DOG IS NOT SAD OR LONLEY, THEY CHASE TOGETHER EAT TOGETHER(IN SEPARATE ROOMS AS JESSE WOULD EAT HIS FOOD TOO) IT IS GOING ON 3 YRS. NOW, THEY ARE A LOT OF FUN, & I AM NOT LONELY AS THEY KEEP ONE GOING.

  17. My husband and I adopted our “Tucker” when we were living in Anthem, AZ. He had been picked up as a puppy rescue in California and then transported to Phoenix, AZ where they had a rescue site. He had been adopted out twice and returned twice when we decided to foster him. Well—we were foster failures and fell in love with him. We adopted him in December of 2012 and then made him a “Montana Man” when we moved to Kalispell, MT in August of 2012. He has gone through 2 surgeries since we moved here–one for a cancerous tumor on his left front leg and then again for bladder stones in 2015. He still will lift his leg anywhere in the house if we are not diligent about watching him but, we love him to death and will never give him up. He has a home with us until the he dies!

  18. People who rescue save lives, and souls, their own and those of G-d’s beautiful creatures. Given the choice, I’d choose a dog over all too many people, especially these days. Blessings to all who rescue — in ANY capacity!!

  19. It breaks my heart to know the beautiful animals who are abused every second of every day. I wish I had money to buy a big farm to make them a forever home. To give them love and care they deserve. I pray for th err m every day.

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