This week, Citizens for Animal Protection is looking for a home for a five-year-old female Terrier mix named Gabrielle.
Gabrielle – or “Gabby” as shelter employees call her – was found eating out of a trash can.
Worse yet, there were a pair of padlocks attached to her collar that had rubbed the hair off her chest and chin.
CAP spokesperson Rita Benton said the weight of the padlocks also caused the collar to scar the back of her neck and may have been there since she was a puppy.
“The vet says she wore down her teeth from chewing on the chain trying to get herself free. She has rough places on her elbows because the only place for her to lie down was on hot hard concrete,” Benton said. “We feel certain that she was used as a ‘breeder’ dog and she had recently had puppies.”
Her foster mom named her Gabrielle because the angels must have been watching until someone rescued her.
“Even though Gabrielle was abused and treated badly, she still loves people. She enjoys being held in loving arms, which I’m sure is what she always dreamed about,” Benton said. “That and having a loving, forever home. Can you help Gabby’s dreams come true?”
If you have the loving arms Gabby needs, go to the CAP website at www.cap4pets.org or call the shelter at 281-497-0591 for adoption information.