A puppy was thrown from a pickup truck in Anderson County, South Carolina. Animal control officers picked up the pup from the road and contacted Boxer Butts & Other Mutts, an animal rescue organization located in Arden, North Carolina.
Boxer Butts’ founder Heidi Schermerhorn-Wagner took one look at the puppy’s picture and knew right away that she had to help. She knew it would be a long journey to get her back to good health, but she was determined to do whatever it took.
The pup, who was later named Callie, had a severe skin infection, and her body was covered in deep wounds. “Our vet said it was the worst case of mange he had ever seen,” Schermerhorn-Wagner told The Dodo. “She was way too thin and her little spirit was broken.”
And Callie felt as horrible as she looked. All she wanted to do was curl up in a ball. She shook constantly and would cower and look away from whoever picked her up.
But as time passed and her body healed, so did her soul. She is finally warming up to people now. Not only is she learning to trust people again, she’s learning how to be a puppy. “She loves, loves, loves toys. Now that she can walk better because she is not in so much pain, she can run and run she does,” Schermerhorn-Wagner told The Dodo.
Callie’s hair is finally starting to grow back, but it’ll be at least another four months before she will be up for adoption. If you think you’d be interested, follow Callie’s updates on the Boxers, Butts & Other Mutts Facebook page.