Facebook is usually my go-to for cute pics of my friends' kids, adoptable animals, and the occasional political battlefield post. But yesterday, I saw something that completely broke my heart and it is from right here in the tri-state.

Meet Puddin'. She's a rescue at PC Pound Puppies that has been neglected for a very long time. She completely and totally broke my heart. I absolutely can't believe people can be so cruel and heartless. If you are considering supporting a charitable organization this holiday season, please consider putting Puddin' on your list. She deserves a happy life, not this. No animal deserves this.

Thankfully, she is in good hands with a foster family and is receiving the care she needs. But, PC Pound Puppies needs help with her extreme vet bills. They updated her status this morning and will be taking her to the vet this week for an initial veterinary appointment. They are hoping cancer is not a factor.

Our community has always been phenomenal when it comes to helping those in need. We need to rally around this beautiful creature and show her that not all humans are monsters.


From the PC Pound Puppies Facebook page:

Tonight we would like to introduce you to our newest rescue, Puddin’.

Puddin’ is one of the saddest cases we’ve had come through in quite some time. Whenever you meet her, the first thing about her that grabs your attention, aside from that heart-melting face, is her poor, poor broken body. Sadly, we see a lot of dogs come in thin and un-kept, but not like this...her body tells the tale of years and years of repeated breeding and neglect. She was surrendered by her “owner” this week and left to rot in the shelter, assumingly because she's no longer serving her purpose, churning out puppies. She's criminally underweight and has wide-spread growths all over her body, some the size of baseballs. She has discharge seeping from her eyes and nose and black sludge caked in her ears, as well as pressure calluses all over her body. She is also heartworm positive. The physical discomfort she must be experiencing is unimaginable, but the minute you look at that sweet baby, her tail starts wagging and you see her hope building a little...

If you aren't familiar with the face and broken spiritedness of a dog that's been abandoned in a shelter, it's one of the most crushing things your heart ever experiences. Puddin’ wore that same expression of confusion and fear. Dogs that have come from terrible lives, as she has, don't know that life is anything different than what they have known, and even if it's been horrible, it's what's familiar.

Puddin’ is now safe with us and in a foster home, and we will never let any harm or neglect befall her again. We have begun the process of figuring out what conditions she has and how to treat them, but it is going to take a lot of time and money to treat her and heal her poor body. We will do whatever it takes, but we are really going to need some help with the exorbitant costs of fixing this sweet girl. She deserves this chance at a happy, healthy life. She's suffered enough. Please if anyone is able to contribute to her vetting, donations can be made with the ‘donate’ button at the top of our page, at pcpoundpuppies.com, or via mail at P.O. Box 295 Mt. Vernon, IN 47620...thank you all and we will keep you updated...

The link below will also allow you to donate directly to Puddin'. Thank you all!