Annabelle the Shih-Tzu was found behind a church in Virginia a couple of years ago. She had been stuffed into a garbage bag and discarded like trash.
Abandoned Shih-Tzu found in terrible conditions
The poor dog was clearly suffering from a severe skin infection, with most of her hair missing. She also suffered from an upper respiratory infection, conjunctivitis, and dental issues. These problems were not recent – poor Annabelle had probably suffered with them for months without receiving any care from her owner.
Thankfully, the vets knew exactly what to do. They started Annabelle on an antibiotic treatment, and shelter staff showered her with love and attention.
TLC helps naked dog’s coat grow back
Despite everything she had been through, Annabelle remained ever the kind and gentle dog. And within just a few weeks, her coat started to grow back!
Now Annabelle has found a new lease of life, and most importantly, a new forever home. She is loved and spoiled every day by her new mama, and is even lucky enough to share her home with a Shih-Tzu brother! What a turn-around for this beautiful girl.