Take one look into Xena’s big green eyes and you’ll be completely captivated. She came to us in very poor condition, suffering from neurological episodes and frequent seizures. Our medical team worked around the clock to find the cause of Xena’s suffering with the help of your generous support.
We quickly learned that Xena lives up to her name – she truly is a warrior. Her bright personality shone through even when she was clearly in pain and sickly. The APA! staff quickly fell for this tiny angel, and showered her with constant love and support; and the best part? You can always tell when she’s feeling the love when she sings back to you (nothing tugs at the heart strings more than hearing a puppy sing).
After being under the watchful eye of our clinic staff for weeks, Xena has now found herself in foster care, where her health continues to improve. It’s officially been two weeks since she’s suffered from a seizure, and we have even ruled out a potential liver shunt.
With healing comes the freedom to be oneself, which Xena is fully embracing. She is as happy and energetic as any other pup you’d encounter. She quickly learned how to use the doggie door once she discovered the joy of being outdoors, and now spends her days dashing about with her doggie siblings, rolling in the fresh spring grass. Once she’s worn out from all the playing, expect her to snuggle up right next to you, just like she does with her foster mom’s grandkids. Until Xena finds her perfect match, its safe to say that she’s living a life fully loved.
In most cities, Xena wouldn’t have had the chance to show the world the warrior princess she really is – but that’s why we do what we do. We know that animals like Xena deserve the chance to live their life to the fullest, and we’ll do everything we can to get them there; but we can’t do it without your help.
When you #FundAPA, you’re saving lives like sweet Xena’s by giving them a chance to heal and find their forever home. We are in the final hours of our Fund the Shelters Challenge, and we need your help more than ever. We have made great strides in the last few weeks, but we’re still barely halfway to our goal.
Let’s make these final days count, because precious animals like Xena are counting on us to stand behind them. We can all find the warrior inside of us, just like Xena did, and finish this challenge strong!