Trapped in a room littered with animal refuse, Ducky was found by Elli, the visionary behind Sky Sanctuary Rescue, hiding in a corner where she had been for nearly six years.
This little nook was her world, surrounded by over 20 fellow animals. Deprived of affection or even a comforting touch, she was denied the joys that every dog should experience.
“As I stepped into the room, her eyes met mine, pleadingly. It was as if they spoke the words, ‘Save me from this nightmare!’” Elli recounted her encounter with The Dodo.
Elli heeded that silent plea. Shortly after rescuing her, Elli ensured Ducky was cleaned up. It was necessary to shave her entirely due to the heavy mats of fur that had formed over her.
“The transformation was immediate. The moment we removed those mats, she seemed to find a new lease on life,” Elli shared.
The change wasn’t just physical. Ducky, who had known a life surrounded by numerous pets, was elated to find herself in Elli’s abode with four other large female dogs. Elli had initially been wary of how Ducky might adjust, but the transition was almost enchanting.
“Entering my home, it was clear she felt a weight lift. Her bond with the other animals was instantaneous, even more so than with me,” said Elli.
However, upon closer interaction, Elli realized that Ducky was profoundly impacted by her past, displaying evident signs of fear and caution. With nurturing care, patience, and training, Ducky’s trust blossomed.
“It’s astounding how she’s transformed since her arrival. About three weeks in, Ducky began to express herself, revealing a playful, even goofy side, relishing her time with the other pets,” Elli noted with joy.
Expressing her sentiments on Sky Sanctuary Rescue’s Facebook page, Elli shared, “Witnessing her progress has been so overwhelming that it moved me to tears.”
Ducky’s journey to recovery will eventually lead her to a forever home, post-training.
“The ideal home for Ducky would be with someone attuned to her needs,” Elli emphasized. A household with fellow pets and a caregiver willing to provide the necessary care to help her heal from her traumatic past would be perfect for Ducky.
A follower on Facebook aptly remarked, “It’s remarkable what love, patience, and time can achieve! Ducky truly deserves the world!”
Indeed, Ducky’s journey from a neglected corner to a hopeful future is heartwarming. Dive deeper into her story by watching the attached video.
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