Jewel was an abandoned dog we rescued in March 2020.
Her collar had become embedded in her neck and her flesh was rotting.
She is very shy, and we are working on her to become more confident, as she is a very sweet dog.
Locals in the area said at one point Jewel had an owner who left and abandoned her. She hung around the streets for a while then disappeared for four months then arrived back with the collar on – already showing signs of tissue damage.
She took her time to get used to people. She was impossible to catch for her vaccinations but we persisted and finally got her fully vaccinated.
She is a very submissive dog, a situation that has only got worse as the shelter population has increased.
She has a very sweet nature, and loves being stroked if she trusts the person.
She is currently being bullied by Petal – who is tiny but seems to have taken a dislike to Jewel - and now stays in a crate inside the bamboo kennel – the crate is open of course but it gives her a sense of safety.
She also contracted Erlichia – a tick-borne disease - which requires 2 weeks of Doxycycline to eradicate.
She will be an ideal candidate for adoption once we build her confidence a little.
Jewel is much better now and is off her antibiotics. The only thing we have her on now is Immunol. She is still very afraid of coming into the general population as Daisy keeps picking on her - Daisy is actually quite a bully to be honest - the sooner we get her adopted the better!
Two days ago she was actually outside playing with the other dogs so perhaps some of her isolation in the last month was because of Erlichia.
We had a recent blood test done and her platelets were back to normal. Here's a short video clip of her taken last week.
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