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What an astounding difference a little love, care, and kindness can make in the life of an animal in need. This sweetheart named Penelope came from some of the worst conditions imaginable, but thanks to the work of Guardians of Rescue and many other compassionate folks, not only is she thriving but so are her puppies!

Penelope was originally discovered alongside 42 other dogs living in deplorable conditions and was suffering from severe skin conditions after their owners left them for a month without care. The level of neglect was so extreme that several of the dogs did not survive. Thankfully, Kimberly Carpenter, the only Animal Control Officer in Lawrence County, Alabama rescued them and arrested the owners for animal cruelty.

Now, thanks to Pet Rescue Squad Inc., Penelope will have a safe and stable place to recover and care for her puppies at Main Line Animal Rescue, located in Chester Springs, PA. We can’t wait to see how much better Penelope looks and feels in the coming weeks, she already looks a million times better!


It certainly took a village to help this sweet girl, which is why as animal lovers we can’t sit around thinking someone else will take care of the issues. We all need to play a role, no matter how small, in rescuing animals in need like Penelope – and the dozens of other dogs who were left to suffer needlessly. Whether it’s in the form of a monetary donation, supplies, volunteering, fostering, reporting abuse or neglect, transporting, or sharing – it all helps in making a difference!

To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, click here.

Image Source: Guardians of Rescue/Facebook

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John Pasqua
5 Months Ago


Jovy Jergens
5 Months Ago

She looks so peaceful & happy now!

5 Months Ago

Abusers must be NAMED in these articles. The whole world should know who they are. NAME THE ABUSERS AND PROMOTE THE INFORMATION.

M Leybra
02 Mar 2018

Agree totally about more info reg. abusers otherwise cases like this are a dime a dozen. And why is this dog shown having puppies which is defeating the purpose of animal rescue. If was pregnant when rescued, why wasn\'t pregnancy aborted?

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