When Isabel Zapata and her friends found a Rottweiler dumped in a dumping ground in Florida, they were heartbroken by the poor dog’s condition. All covered in fleas, malnourished, and dehydrated, it looked like she was just waiting there to die.
“We can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering she has been through – she has been discarded like a piece of garbage, she is lying in a dump among the debris, pieces of trash, decomposed food, dirt, pieces of wood, plastic cups, styrofoam, and metal,” wrote Yolanda Ramirez, with Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue. “Her weak, fragile and exhausted body is about to give up.”
The friends knew they had to act fast although they were uncertain whether the dog could be saved or it was already way too late. They filmed the rescue and Isabel could be heard saying, “Oh my God. We are going to take you to the doctor right now baby. OK?” This is also when they realized the sweet animal was a “she” so they named her Susanna.
The dog was soon transferred to the organization that is dedicated to helping this particular breed of dogs called Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue (GGARR). When one of the founders, Yolanda Ramirez, saw the video of Susanna being saved, she knew she had to step in and help her recover.
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