When the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah was helping out with a special project back in 2013, they found something that warmed their hearts. Working with a company that offers free or low-cost animal care in the way of spay and neutering dogs on Indian Reservations, they found a dog that was living in an abandoned car. The dog was being fed by a family on the reservation. The family knew the dog was there and that she was very friendly, and they even named her. Tinkerbelle was their new best friend, and they began feeding her and loving her. They could not afford to care for her veterinary issues, so they wanted to get her fixed when the rescue was on the reservation helping out.
Sadly, Tinkerbelle was not in good health. Her skin was not quite right, and it did not take long for the Best Friends to suggest that they take Tinkerbelle with them to receive treatment in their veterinary facilities for her skin condition and to eventually find a permanent home with someone who could afford to care for her the way she needed to be cared for. Fortunately, the family who had been feeding and playing with the dog was happy that someone was going to fix her and make sure she was all right. Tinkerbelle also appeared to have a shrunken eye that might be a product of infection that, with the right medication, might correct itself.
The dog was sent to a special facility for dogs with special needs and rehabilitated. It takes a little longer with dogs with medical conditions, but they were able to find her the right care and now she is perfectly healthy and happy. That was in 2013. By the time September rolled around, she was adopted by a family that loves her and adores her in every way. It’s a happy ending to a happy story.
Photo Credit – Best Friends Animal Sanctuary