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An abused, emaciated rescue dog needs expensive heart worm treatment.

On Thursday, June 2, 2011, I was driving back from dropping my father off at the VA hospital in Dallas. That area is pretty rough and I've been known to pull over and try to catch a dog or two. But that day, I saw a dog that was eating trash by the side of the road. I pulled over and got a good look at an emaciated, scared, hairless, sore covered little sweetheart. She let me approach her, pick her up, and put her in my car. I took her straight to the vet where they scanned her for a microchip. We couldn't believe it when they found a microchip! It was registered to the SPCA who then gave them the name and number of the woman who had adopted her from them over a year ago. The vet called the woman who said, "That dog ran off over a year ago. I've got another dog, I don't want that dog back." So, this sweet girl had been on the street for a year, trying to survive.

Unfortunately, Molly (the name we chose for her) was also diagnosed with heart worms. They told me the treatment costs $1500, an amount we cannot afford.

My husband is a high school math teacher in a low income school and I am adjunct (part time) faculty at a local community college. Our funding has been slashed in the community college system, so I lost my summer classes. I depended on those classes to get us through the summer and so we are a bit strapped, now. We also have 3 other dogs and 6 cats. But if you saw Molly, you'd know why we had to save her. There are good dogs and then there are great dogs. Molly is a great dog.

Molly is improving daily! She has gained 2 1/2 pounds, her sores are healing and her anemia is going away. She has almost gotten used to the cats, though they still scare her a bit. Sometimes they scare me, too! All that's left for her to live a long life is heart worm treatment.

Please help us save Molly!
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