"Sweet Hadley, we are so sorry for the hell you've lived through. Your worried eyes tell us everything."
Stray Rescue St. Louis took to social media to share a few pictures of a dog that's all skin and bones. In the photos, one thing was quite evident - her eyes were filled with fear. The pup that was starving was rescued on Thanksgiving Day by a Good Samaritan who noticed that she was too weak to stand.
"A woman was on her daily walk in a park near her house when she found this poor baby! She carried her home and had no idea what to do," the stray rescue organization shared on Facebook.
"She called us and we went to get her immediately. This poor angel needs your prayers, we named her Hadley! She's too weak to stand and has nearly starved to death. Hopefully, we got her in time to turn this around." Apparently, poor Hadley was so exhausted that even lifting her head up was a herculean task for her; she just had no energy in her. But the loving people at the animal shelter were in no mood to give up on Hadley.
"We'll feed her very slowly, and very small amounts for the next few weeks, as eating too much or too fast is extremely dangerous. Sweet Hadley, we are so sorry for the hell you've lived through. Your worried eyes tell us everything."
A vet tech named Emily, who works with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, volunteered to take Hddley home with her. This worked out perfectly since Emily would be able to give Hadley all the affection (and of course cuddles) and care she needs and deserves.
On 8th December, the team at the shelter updated worried netizens that Hadley's health was improving and that she's finally eating solid food. They wrote: "Dinner time for Hadley! She has to eat small 'meatballs' so she doesn’t get sick. But she LOVES mealtime and gets very excited!" By the 11th, there seemed to be an amazing improvement. It was evident that she was on the road to recovery.
"Hadley is feeling so much better today! She's finally lifting her head and is very curious about her surroundings. This is a great sign that she is getting a little stronger every day! She also wants to thank the kind people who made and sent her a prayer blanket. Your prayers mean the world to her! #healingjourney"
On Christmas, the shelter had a positive news to share about the gentle rescue. A month after being rescued, JHadlehy had finally started walking again!
"Here is some pure Christmas MAGIC! Hadley stood up two days ago and today....SHE'S WALKING!! Wow, we are crying! She has the best gift - strength, positivity, and she refuses to give up. Merry Christmas, to one and all! This is what our hearts needed to see!" With each passing day, Hadley is only getting stronger and we can't wait to see her bounce back to a healthier and happier version and hope that she finds love at her forever home!