Last October, Courtney Bowles received a call from her dad, asking her to come over to an apartment nearby to rescue an abandoned dog. Being experienced with rescuing canines off the streets, Courtney immediately headed to the scene to see what she could do.
She initially had no idea what to expect of the abandoned pup, but she assumed that the canine would be relatively healthy as her previous owners had not been gone for too long. However, upon arriving at the site, Courtney was met with the skinniest dog she had ever seen.
The pup was severely malnourished, was cruelly tied to a post with a short leash, and had no water nor food in sight. In fact, it seemed that she had gone through a garbage bag within her reach in search of something edible. Courtney was broken-hearted when she saw the dog’s situation, and it was clear how abusive her former owners were.
Not wanting to scare the pup more, Courtney slowly approached her and handed her a treat. She immediately warmed up to her rescuer after that and allowed Courtney to take her to her car. The woman then brought the dog home and decided to adopt her into the family.
It was a challenge to get the pup, whom she named Bonnie Blue, to be confident and active again. But fortunately for Courtney, her beagle, Millie, had willingly taken the role and slowly showed Bonnie the ropes. It didn’t take quite long for the newcomer to get used to her new home from there.
To date, Bonnie has completely made a 180-degree turn and is now the happiest she can be. She has grown healthier and stronger over the past months, and every day, she doesn’t forget to show her mom just how grateful she is for the second chance. Look at Bonnie Blue’s amazing transformation here.
Courtesy of Courtney Bowles