Florence the dog spent nearly all of her life confined to a tiny cage on a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. The cage was so small, that she had no house to maneuver round. This prompted her to have severely deformed again legs.
Florence’s future was bleak, as her sole goal for residing was to be killed and eaten. However fortunately somebody found her and determined that they wanted to vary her horrible destiny and provides her a brand new one.
Florence was finally rescued by Humane Society Worldwide and delivered to america this previous March. As soon as she arrived, she was taken in by the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO), together with 16 different dogs from the meat market.
Because of her deformed legs, she was unable to stroll correctly and wanted surgical procedure with a view to have an opportunity at a traditional life. Volunteers carried her inside in order that she wouldn’t should hobble in ache.
Except for her dangerous legs, she was additionally very malnourished and was scared of everybody. She wouldn’t even eat the dog meals she was supplied. Workers knew they needed to discover a technique to acquire her belief in order that they’d have the ability to assist her.
They came upon that dogs at meat markets are fed rice with scraps of meat, so that they instantly bought some for Florence and he or she ate it instantly. As time went on, she additionally grew extra trusting towards people and realized that these individuals have been there to assist her, not damage her.
Since March, Florence has had two totally different leg surgical procedures; the primary being to strengthen her knees and the second to reconstruct and straighten her severely deformed again proper leg. After the surgical procedures, she started intense bodily remedy.
Weeks glided by, and Florence’s bubbly persona started to shine by means of. She was a really pleasant and affectionate dog who beloved to run and play. She even befriended different dogs and has gained an enormous quantity of confidence.
Lynne Ouchida, neighborhood outreach supervisor at HSCO, took Florence on her second public outing to a grand opening of a brand new Starbucks. That’s when Florence’s life modified. A lady who was there wound up changing into Florence’s new mother!
“Real love occurred over a Starbucks Puppuccino,” Ouchida informed The Dodo. “Megan Watkins had a right away bond with Florence. She hung out along with her that day, and got here to spend extra time along with her on the shelter the next Monday.”
Watkins and her household determined to foster Florence to see if she’d be an excellent match. Her new foster household made her really feel proper at dwelling. They constructed her ramps, a doggie door and a particular out of doors space all for her. She even bought alongside nice with the household’s cats!
Quickly, the Watkins household determined that they didn’t wish to be Florence’s foster household anymore, they needed to be her eternally household! Florence is now comfortable as could be in her new dwelling and will get the entire love she may ever ask for. She went from being in a tiny cage destined to be somebody’s dinner, to now having all of the room to run round and play!