RESCUING PETRA- Petra was noticed wandering around for weeks and a kind woman wanted to help but was not allowed to have dogs on the property. Recently Petra would wander by her gate at night to sleep and feel safe. Photos and a video of Petra’s condition with ticks feeding off her were sent by the woman pleading for help and was able to find her and secure her secretly until Melissa could travel to her town. Petra was rescued by Melissa and was rushed to the ER immediately. Petra collapsed during her rescue from malnourishment and the numerous ticks and parasites depleting what was left of her. The vet estimated that this poor girl is about 2 years old and currently 32 lbs., when she is supposed to be at least 60 pounds. Her initial diagnosis is malnourishment and dehydration, parasites, hip dysplasia, low RBC and platelets, and Erlichia. More will be known in the upcoming days. She is in boarding until Monday and and she will be re-evaluated.