When Maggie first came to the Pennsylvania SPCA as a stray, her eyes told a story of loneliness and neglect. The 3-year-old Chihuahua mix was knocking on death's door and could barely move. It hurt to blink.
Vikki, a PSPCA volunteer, spotted Maggie while she was walking dogs at the shelter. Vikki saw something special in Maggie's eyes. She saw hope. And Maggie, looking out of her one functioning eye, saw a friend.
Vikki also saw an opportunity to give this sick, stray dog a new life. So she adopted Maggie and nursed her back to health.
A few days ago, I saw Vikki and Maggie in the Pennsylvania SPCA lobby. Maggie was here to have her stitches removed. Our wonderful veterinary staff had operated on Maggie's eye, preventing further damage and discomfort. Maggie looked as bright and shiny as the hot pink sweater she was wearing!
Yesterday I received an email from Vikki:
"Maggie looks 100% better now that she got all fixed up by your SPCA Docs there! We have 2 other dogs and 3 cats. Maggie loves them all, but mostly sticks by my side (LITERALLY!!!). I lOVE her sooooo much! It really was 'love at first sight.' Maggie is just what I needed. She's come a Long Way Baby!!"
Judging by the picture above, it looks like everyone is doing just fine!