Dogs always have and always will have a special place in my heart. Especially dogs like Caci. Caci was an adorable Staffie breed dog that was dealt a very rough start in life. Like many of the dogs that I have seen at animal shelters, Caci came from an abusive home. When rescuers finally found her they were determined to give her a brand new start in life.
When rescuers received a call one morning about a dog in dire need of help, they dropped everything and set out on their mission. When they arrived at the scene, all of them were heartbroken by what they saw. A dog, that had obviously been abused, was lying on the back patio of the house. The dog was in such bad shape that the rescuers could not tell what kind of dog she was.
The dog seemed to be begging for help so the rescuers approached her slowly, so as not to scare her. Despite her abuse, the dog wagged her tail in excitement when she saw the rescuers coming. She seemed to know that they had come to save her.
Once the rescuers realized that the dog trusted them, they carefully scooped her up and put her in a transport van to take her to an animal aid facility. Once they arrived at the hospital, the rescuers and doctors set to work on assessing all of the dog's injuries. They had no idea who had done this to her, but they were concerned that the dog may not make through the week.
The entire team rallied around the dog, however, and they were all determined to help her survive. The team immediately started her on antibiotics to help her feel better. After just four days of treatment and a lot of love, Caci started to look like her old self again.
The team was finally able to distinguish that Caci was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog and for the first time in a long time, she was looked exactly how she was supposed to look. Because Caci responded so well to her antibiotics, her rescuers started taking her on walks and watched her personality show through.
Because Caci was rescued in Puerto Rico, there were not many options in terms of long term care facilities or good forever homes for her. So, the rescue team put her story out on the internet and it went viral. In no time at all, the perfect group of people from New York City offered to pay all the fees in order to have Caci flown to America. Caci's life was about to take another amazing turn. The video on the next page shows just how far Caci has come. CLICK "NEXT PAGE" TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY...