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A second chance for sweet Apple

December 27, 2017
Apple is ready to find a new home where she will never suffer again.

Life has been rough for Apple. The American bulldog cross was skin and bone when she arrived at our Cranbourne shelter in November.

“Apple weighed only 9.7 kilograms, and every bone was visible. It was heartbreaking,” said Ana, animal attendant at the Home.

Emaciated and timid, it’s unknown what happened to Apple in her first few months of life.

Thanks to donations from animal lovers like you, she could receive the treatment and care she desperately needed.

“Apple was put on three to four small meals per day to help her gradually gain weight without making her sick in the process,” said Ana.

She gained two kilograms after only two days in our care, and continued to gain weight during her stay with us.”

Apple’s sweet nature stole the hearts of staff at our Cranbourne shelter.

“Apple spent a lot of time in the office and got lots of special enrichment toys that she loved playing with,” said Ana.

For Ana, seeing Apple’s transformation was very rewarding.

I love how trusting she is, even after having a difficult start to life.

“She really came out of her shell and became more confident and outgoing,” she said.

After a month of care and rehabilitation, Apple is now healthy, happy and ready for a new start. She’s looking for a caring home where she will never suffer again.

The bright and bubbly six-month-old (animal ID 1038723) is up for adoption at our North Melbourne shelter. View her adoption profile.

Not ready to adopt? You can still help by donating today to support the care and rehabilitation of homeless pets just like Apple.