FROM The Greeneville Neighbor News
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Desi, a four-year old Boxer mix, was near death, unable to stand, when she was found in May.
When she and three other canines were taken to the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society, she was emaciated with muscle atrophy, according to Drs. Bobbie Hodges and Patrick Taylor at the Society's facilities at 950 Hal Henard Road.
When offered food, Desi collapsed into the bowl.
She was hungry but too weak to eat.
The dog was rushed to the office of veterinarian Doug Woolsey, where she received a transfusion of blood that was donated by "Gator," another shelter dog.
Desi soon perked up, "staring a shelter workers with big brown eyes, even wagging her tail a bit," a Humane Society spokesman said.
"Each and every day, shelter employees watched Desi regain a twinkle in her eye and become more playful. She never meets a stranger."
This month, Desi's owner pled guilty to animal cruelty in cases involving the Desi and three other dogs that have since been adopted.
"Desi is waiting for the perfect person offer her a safe and 'furever' home," the spokesman said.
For more information on Desi and other adoptable pets, call the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society at 423-639-4771, or visit Friends of the Greeneville-Greene County on Facebook.