When a foster group in South Carolina first saw Mama and her puppy at a shelter, they knew they had to save them. What they didn’t know is how much of Mama’s past was still with her. Mama was on the shy side and displayed fearfulness, so the foster group reached out to North Shore Animal League America to see if they could help.
North Shore was happy to transfer the two, and while the puppy soon found and adopted home, Mama needed a little bit more time. They took Mama in for a routine exam, having already known about her heartworm from the foster group, but weren’t prepared for what they found out.
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The veterinarians felt small bumps all over her body, so they decided to do x-rays. The scans revealed that Mama’s entire body was littered with birdshot, the smallest type of shotgun pellets. Mama was known to have a fear of the outdoors, and now there was no wondering why. There is currently no plans to remove the birdshot, because they don’t seem to be hurting her.
The medical staff of North Shore began to care for her and slowly gained her trust, showering her with affection. Now, her true personality is finally coming out and they are looking for a foster-to-adopt family for her. If you or anyone you know in the New York area has an interest in Mama, you can contact North Shore through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch North Shore’s video about Mama here: