Meet Juju. Not too long ago, Juju was a stray: cold, sick, and battling a skin infection so severe that it affected her entire demeanor. One look in her eyes and you could see that she was suffering.
When Juju came into Austin Pets Alive!’s care, she was underweight , malnourished, and suffered from such bad pain in her hips, she had difficulty walking. The skin infection she was fighting covered her entire body in scabs; even her tail was severely wounded. She was immediately put on the urgent medical care list and attended to with antibiotics and round-the-clock care. Our team at the Medical Triage and Wellness Center even tailored a wellness plan to ensure she was getting the care she needed.
After a month in our care at Town Lake Animal Center, Juju was placed with a foster named Kayley – who her forever family calls “an angel.” While in foster care, she enjoyed napping away the days wrapped up in blankets and coats – her safe place; but over time, she began to trust again, and her spunky personality began to show through.
It was when Juju was adopted two months later, though, that she really butterflied into the enthusiastic and charismatic pup we see today. With the help of her new mama, Colleen, Juju began to make strides in her healing process. Fast forward a year later, and you wouldn’t believe it was the same Juju that was taken in alone and afraid!
Juju is now over 50 pounds and has her chronic skin issues under control. In fact, she constantly gets stopped on the streets by people telling her how beautiful she is! She is full of life and loves to run around. She is even (almost) friends with her cat brother! One look into Juju’s eyes and you can feel the love she has for you – you would never guess that they once shared a different story. By all accounts, Colleen is Juju’s savior as much as Juju is hers. They are the perfect match, and Colleen says she couldn’t be more in love.
When you choose to #FundAPA, you make it possible for animals like Juju to find the home that will allow them to heal – physically and emotionally; but until they meet their match, your support allows us to give them all the love and comfort they deserve. Juju wouldn’t have had a chance at a happily ever after if it weren’t for you and your generous contributions.
We have until May 9th to reach our $50,000 goal. Can we count on you to help get us there? There are many other homeless companion animals out in the world just like Juju, waiting to share their love. Together, we can help them find their forever homes.