ORLANDO, FLORIDA - She’s happy. She’s healthy. She’s ready for a new, loving home.
Star, the dog who nearly starved to death after being adopted from an Orlando rescue, is now back up for adoption.
“She needs a fenced yard and an active family. She is very treat AND attention motivated,” writes Animal Advocates Florida Rescue on Facebook. “Honestly, she's developed into an awesome dog and is going to be the perfect addition to some lucky family.”
Star made headlines back in September 2018 when she was found by a good Samaritan on the streets of Orlando. She was almost two-years-old---and a walking skeleton. Every bone in Star’s body was sticking out. For a dog who is supposed to weigh between 55 to 60 pounds, she weighed just 20. It looked as if her life would be cut short.
She was rushed to Orange County Animal Services and her microchip led her back to Animal Advocates where Star was born in December 2016. She had been adopted by what seemed to be a loving family the next year. No one is sure how she ended up on the streets on the brink of death.
“She has pressure sores on her back legs and hair loss, a grade 5/6 heart murmur and suspected heart failure,” the rescue posted on Facebook after Star was found. “She is anemic and suffering from starvation. Her body scale is 1 out of 9, about as bad as it gets for an animal alive.”
After months of veterinary care and lots of TLC, Star has made a miraculous recovery and is ready to find her forever family.
“Over the last few months Star has gone from a tempermental (but loving) pup to an amazing dog. She loves to run and play chase in the yard. She will also snuggle in bed for hours and watch TV.”
As of Tuesday morning, Animal Advocates tells News 96.5 WDBO that Star has just one application for adoption.
“She had dozens of people interested when she was unavailable in the beginning, but after getting healthy, people were no longer interested.”
If you would like Star to be a part of your family, you can fill out an application HERE.