Dog found in dumpster makes amazing recovery


A two-year-old dog found in a Louisiana dumpster is hoping to find a new home here in Minnesota. 

Grace was found by shelter volunteers after someone heard her cries for help. She had been thrown away and had severe chemical burns down her back, possibly from bleach being thrown on her. 

The shelter in Louisiana called Good Karma Minnesota for help and volunteers were happy to bring Grace back to Minnesota for a chance at a new life. 

Even in pain Grace was a happy, playful and loving dog. “We're calling her amazing Grace,” Lisa Booth of Good Karma said. “She really is amazing.”

But finding her a new home hasn’t been easy--her scars were severe, which made her skin brittle. 

Her quality of life was in jeopardy, so Dr. Robert Melco of Paws and Claws in Maple Grove offered to perform surgery to help her live a full and happy life.  

“The problem with that scar tissue, it was so dry and brittle that if it cracked or got injured it was going to heal very, very slowly,” Dr. Melco said. “We just did not have a normal immune system going into that area.”  With a laser and a lot of sutures, he made the scar go away. 

Grace will likely live a full and healthy life. She just needs to find her forever family.

“Whoever gets her is going to be a lucky family,” Booth said. “We just want that family to see through and see to the dog and to the heart and just to the beauty and the strength that is Grace.”

She will be up for adoption in about three weeks.

Last August, Good Karma made several trips down to Louisiana in the wake of severe flooding in the area to rescue abandoned pets, oftentimes focusing on the most dire cases.

For more information on Grace, other dogs up for adoption or details on how to donate to Good Karma, visit their website.


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