After seeing how badly a shelter dog had been abused, Tammy Graves decided to take the issue to social media.
When Tammy Graves, founder of the rescue group The Haley Graves Foundation, visited the shelter, she noticed something off with one of the dogs, June Cash. The dog was originally named Johnny Cash after the famous singer, but that was before the rescue workers discovered that she was a girl! Either way, June was visibly scared and cowering in the corner.
Graves acted immediately, taking June from the shelter and bringing her to the vet. The vet found that June was suffering from a severe heartworm infection and was displaying signs of past abuse.
June was nursed back to health and continued the recovery process at her new foster home. June was finally able to come out of her shell, to the point where she even began approaching her foster dad.
June was officially put up for adoption this week and is in need of a wonderful home that will take her in and give her the love she desperately needs.
In Tammy Graves’ Facebook post, she writes about going to the rescue shelter and seeing June. During her post, she passionately expresses her desire for people to be more responsible with their pets. Noting that there were 275 other dogs barking for freedom, Graves describes the terrible conditions the dogs are forced to endure and makes a plea for people to be more responsible.
Graves took June’s story public on the Haley Graves Foundation’s Facebook page. The post features a picture of June, revealing the harrowing state the poor dog was in.
Graves also posted a brief description of June and an update on how she has developed. She is described as loving long walks, but she’s still working on her trust issues and whoever adopts her will need to be patient. June won’t be ready for adoption for another eight weeks due to public interest.
The post also specifies certain stipulations that the new owners will need to meet. Whoever adopts June will need a vet reference, a one-year vaccine history on all pets (including heartworm prevention) and a home visit.
Hopefully, some kind pet owner will let June see the good side of people.
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