Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


whitney- her body is broken but her spirit sure isn't!

Feeling a little down and thinking of taking a, "lounge on the couch" day?  Well, suck it up buttercup!!  When you hear Whitney's story, and how this seven and a half pound dog is smiling and wagging her tail every single day, even with half of her little body broken, she'll put us all to shame!  All kidding aside....the resilience and strength of animals is just beyond our comprehension sometimes.  Whitney is the perfect example.  To be as neglected and injured as she was, and still be loving, trusting, and happy, is just amazing. 

Whitney was likely obtained as one of those adorable little pocketbook puppies, then she was tossed aside and forgotten about by the family that grew bored with her.  Whitney was supposedly found as a stray in the city of Newark.  It was later discovered that Whitney was not a stray at all, but she was involved in some sort of accident and since her owner didn't want to pay for medical care, they took her to AHS, called her a stray, and figured she would get all fixed up for free.  In addition to Whitney being matted beyond belief, filthy, and malnourished, she sustained six broken ribs and a broken pelvis in whatever accident this was.  Obviously, we are doing all we can to help this poor dog but when the owner heard there was a cost involved for medical care, they were never heard from again.

Whitney has been transferred to AHS/Popcorn Park where she's been all cleaned up, she is already putting on some much-needed weight, and she is very comfortable while her tiny broken body begins to heal.  She will be on bed-rest for several weeks to ensure all of her fractures fully heal and once they do, this 3 1/2 year old darling little princess will be looking for the best home ever.  In the meantime, please consider making a donation to our ResQ Fund on behalf of Whitney, and the many others like her.

We will update again on Whitney soon.  If you are interested in adopting her when she becomes available, please call 609-693-1900 or email: and refer to File# 46605.  Thanks so much for your support!

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