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Urgent rescue underway for heartbreaking stray pup who has brought everyone to tears

 On Monday afternoon, a critical appeal for help had been sent out from OC Animal Care in Tustin, California. A three-year-old brown and white pup had received the shelter on Sunday as a stray. Her condition appeared grave, however some big-hearted rescuers refused to offer up hope.

“This poor dog needs your help! She was brought in yesterday as a stray. She has ascites, not eating, depressed and unable to steer on her own. We suspect explanation for ascites is thanks to coronary failure and liver failure. Her prognosis is grave. thanks to her the severity of her condition, she is going to need rescue by 5pm today Monday 12/7…”

And the plea went out on social media along side her photo; it wasn’t long before Kelly Reeves, founding father of Paw Prints within the Sand Animal Rescue responded and stepped up to assist . She named her Victory, and off the dog visited the emergency veterinarian hospital where she is going to be given the simplest of care.

Kelly Reeves

“…Miss Victory is on her thanks to getting the care she so desperately needs!

If she will make it, i will be able to be fostering her and can be posting many updates.”

Victory’s prognosis isn't known; updates to follow.

“As you'll see she is emaciated and in very poor condition, currently inhibiting an outsized amount of fluid in her abdomen. We are expecting our vet’s evaluation to work out her status and what we are watching in terms of needed medical treatment! … albeit it’s for hospice, we'll confirm she’s comfortable and cared for. ♥️♥️“

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