It is shocking and disturbing what some animal breeders will do in order to maximize their profits, but thankfully there are organizations like the Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control (FAACAC) who work tirelessly to counteract that animal cruelty.

Molly arrived at the shelter as a stray and it was apparent she had been used as a breeding dog.

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She was suffering a number of ailments, including very overgrown nails, extremely flaky skin, a deformed tail that appeared to have been broken several times in the past, and a severe case of pyometra, an infection of the uterus that would have killed her if she had not been spayed at the shelter.

Molly

Despite all the abuse and pain Molly endured at the hands of humans, her gentle, forgiving spirit remained true, and she became known as the shelter “greeter,” making sure to say hello to all dogs and humans who visited the shelter. Luckily for Molly, she found a forever family just in time for the holidays — yay!

Molly

Molly’s story is a prime example of why adoption is so powerful. Each and every single day, 5,500 animals are euthanized at shelters across the United States, often for no reason other than there is not enough space to keep them. But there is a lot animal lovers can do to help keep the euthanasia rate down. Of course, adoption is a wonderful way to directly save a life, but even if you cannot adopt, fostering is also a great way to provide loving guardianship to abandoned animals while clearing up space at the shelter for more animals. To learn more about fostering, check this out. Spaying and neutering and participating in trap-neuter-release (TNR) programs also help keep pet populations down, and donating to and volunteering your time at shelters and rescues also helps contribute to the greater good.

Remember to share this sweet story with your family and friends to remind them why it is so important to adopt!

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