As for her status: Petunia continues to improve! She now has new fuzzy hairs beginning to pop up where there were only sores before. Who would have thought there was such a happy and energetic girl hiding under all of that mess!? Petunia remains in foster care but has been moved into a potential home until she is cleared for final adoption.
April, her foster mother and adopter-to-be, has such a touching story of how she first found Petunia on our website and wasted no time coming down to the shelter to meet her. She said, “My fiancé came home and asked me what was wrong because I had been crying. I turned the computer screen to him to show him Petunia’s picture.” Upon meeting Petunia for the first time, again tears came to her eyes as she gently petted and talked to Petunia. At that time Petunia was not ready to be moved into another home, but we talked at length about how she behaved at the foster home and about the potential of Petunia coming to live with her.
A couple weeks later, Petunia had stabilized on her medications and her sores had subsided. We had a large number of homes willing to take Petunia, so we started with the person at the top of our compatible homes list, April. April brought in her two boys, her fiancé, and her 6-year-old French Bulldog named Norton. Petunia warmed right up to the family, giving kisses and showing interest in Norton although he was mostly interested in sniffing around. We were not sure how they would do in home together but could tell there was potential.
The best news came recently when we checked up on how Petunia was doing. Not only had she been allowed to sleep on the bed at night (which she loves) but she and Norton had become quite fond of each other! April says Petunia inherited all of Norton’s toys (he did not use them too much) and had a blast scattering them all about the house. She also said that Petunia and Norton often play and nap together, and that their family is in love with their new dog.
Things could not have worked out better for Petunia, and she is a great illustration of how your donations help us accomplish our mission to care for animals in need!