GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) An adorable dog is getting a second chance at life, thanks to tremendous care by the staff at the Kent County Animal Shelter.
Lemon was picked up by Animal Control after being found in an alley. She was dehydrated and severely underweight. She couldn’t lift her head, sit up, or walk. She was taken to an emergency animal hospital, then to the Kent County Animal Shelter. Even though she was in rough shape, the staff noticed her fighting spirit because her tail was always wagging.
Jennifer Collier, an employee at the shelter, decided to take Lemon home for rehabilitation. Lemon did a great job gaining weight and regaining the ability to walk, but still had some neurological deficits that made recovery difficult. Collier had Lemon for eight months before she went up for adoption. Lemon is now in her new home and living a happy life as a normal dog.
Collier made a video of Lemon’s journey, including a song she wrote and performed for the video. It has been viewed more than 2.5 million times on YouTube.
Unfortunately, not every dog is as lucky as Lemon. Many animals come to the shelter as victims of abuse or neglect, as strays, or are surrendered by families who can no longer care for them. To learn about adoptable pets at the Kent County Animal Shelter, visit their website or Facebook page.