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.