When 10-year-old Frannie, a poodle mix was found inside of a church in north St. Louis County in March, the innocent dog had 19 stab wounds on her neck, back, and chest. Police were first on the scene when they responded to a mental health crisis and found an 18-year-old woman alongside Frannie. The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force was called and when they saw Frannie, they immediately rushed the dog back to their headquarters. She was suffering from blood loss, as well as shock and trauma when she first arrived. Her situation was so poor she was in “guarded condition” at the Humane Society headquarters. It was unclear if Frannie would survive the ordeal…
But the Humane Society didn’t give up and neither did Frannie. She received IV fluids, pain medication, and antibiotics, as well as surgery to fully close her wounds, and a thorough dental cleaning.
Not only did Frannie make a full recovery, but even more good news came Frannie’s way… she got adopted! It’s hard to believe the dog in the below photos is the same.
In fact, Frannie was adopted by the family of a St. Louis County first-responder unit that was investigating the original incident where she was injured. Yay Frannie!
The adopters wish to remain anonymous, but they told the Humane Society that they knew from the very first day that if Frannie survived, they wanted to provide a forever home for her. “We feel adopting her to this first-responder family will ensure her the safe and loving future she deserves. We are very grateful for all of the expressions of support and love we have received for Frannie,” noted Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri.
Thanks to the Humane Society of Missouri, Frannie now has a second chance at life. We are sure this adorable pup will bring years of joy to her new human parents. To find out more about the incredible work the Humane Society of Missouri does, click here. And please, always adopt and never shop. Share this post to bring a smile to someone’s day!
Image source: Humane Society of Missouri/Facebook