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  • Save #5: Leia found the healing she needed at PACC

    Dec 27, 2017 | Read More News
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    LeiaWhen Leia arrived at Pima Animal Care Center she was in pretty bad shape and in need of deep healing—inside and out. 

    Still a young pup, Leia was severely underweight. She was in great pain all over her body, with sores and fur loss. She suffered noticeable depression. After some testing, it was also discovered she had Valley Fever and a severe allergy to the protein in her food. 

    Valley Fever medications are expensive and beyond what PACC can cover on its own. Friends of PACC—thanks to community donations—was able to step up and supply Apoquel, a necessary, costly medicine to combat Valley Fever in dogs. 

    At the same time, Denise and her family opened their home to Leia. A registered nurse by training, Denise is compelled to help heal severely ill pets through fostering, and this is when Leia’s true recovery began.

    Today, Leia is a new dog. She’s gained weight and is free of sores on her body. Her coat is thick and shiny. Best of all, Leia acts like a two-year-old pup should. She enjoys the company of other dogs, going on car rides, and lying around watching a good movie or two. 

    After months of nursing Leia back to health, Denise and her family decided they just couldn’t say goodbye and officially adopted her. Leia is now flourishing, both in body and spirit.