Gemma the white German Shepherd was abandoned by her family when she got sick with demodectic mange. Her family hated to see the slimy sores that left an oily residue over her body, and callously kicked her out when she desperately needed help.

 

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A woman named Jolene from St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary was in tears when she found Gemma. The poor dog was in extreme pain, so Jolene sedated her and scraped her dead skin. She began giving her medicated baths and forged an emotional connection with the dog over the next few weeks. She was thrilled to see Gemma gaining weight and showing signs of recovery!

But soon, Jolene realized that Gemma was gaining weight only around her belly. After an X-ray, her suspicions were confirmed and it was found that Gemma was pregnant with 5 puppies! Jolene was overjoyed and she made sure that the sweet dog had a comfortable labor when she gave birth to her precious babies!

 

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Over the next few months, Jolene arranged for adoptions for all of the puppies, and continued treating Gemma’s severe mange. Her efforts bore fruit as Gemma was finally free from the disease and ready for her own forever home!

 

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This video is a beautiful ode to Gemma’s journey from being a despised creature to a beloved dog in her forever home. She did a great job of caring for her puppies despite her troubles. We thank Jolene for being an angel rescuer and transforming Gemma’s life with her endearing love and care!

Click the video below to watch Gemma’s journey as she overcame her challenges and finally found her dream forever home!