The word “grace” is sometimes defined as the bestowal of blessings. It seems an unfitting name for a dog who lived the first five years of her life chained up and deprived of food, but there is no other name we could call this sweet girl. Grace came to Oconee Regional Humane Society from Baldwin County after she was found wandering in the parking lot of a post office. She had very clearly been mistreated—she was extremely malnourished and suffered severe neck wounds from the chain she had been tethered to her whole life. She is recovering beautifully after surgery to remove some of the embedded chain from her neck, and aside from her scars you would never know she has been through so much. She is as sweet, friendly, playful and outgoing as you would expect from any happy little dog. Through all of these challenges, she has remained loving and trusting of her caretakers, and she is looking for one lucky family to grace with her presence.
While it is not illegal to chain a dog in Georgia, it can compromise their safety and comfort, especially during extreme heat or cold. Ideally, dogs will be brought inside the home, but at the very least they should always have shelter from the elements including a dry dog house filled
with straw for the cold weather, clean water and plenty of food.
For adoption information or to make a donation so ORHS can continue helping animals like Grace, please call (706) 454-1508 or visit orhspets.org.