Rescue Update: Spirit’s Recovery

by Emma Koeniger, SPCAI Staff

In February we reached out to our supporters about Spirit; a shepherd mix found in Romania who had suffered unspeakable cruelty at the hands of an unknown assailant. Our partners in Romania quickly came to her aid but needed to act fast, her injuries were extensive and required intensive medical care. Thanks to an overwhelming response of compassion for Spirit, SPCA International supporters made it possible for Spirit to receive the ongoing medical care urgently needed.

Today, Spirit is a different dog. She has recovered by leaps and bounds from her injuries. Sadly, one of her legs and her tail had to be amputated due to the severity of her abuse. She has not let this slow her down! Our partners state that Spirit “is a life model for us, for forgiveness and willpower.” Every day she is growing stronger and getting one step closer to heading to her forever home in the UK. None of this would have been possible without the tireless work of our partners in Romania and the generous support from SPCA International donors.

There is an ongoing investigation to identify and prosecute her abusers.