Jolie - Eating Like a Horse!

Jolie is putting on weight and should make a full recovery!

On the morning of August 4th, Jolie had no idea that this day was about to become the best day of her life. An East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter volunteer saw the hope in this sweet girl’s eyes and took her home for the night (to make sure she wasn’t put to sleep). Jolie had been starved nearly to death. She could barely hold her head up for more than a few seconds at a time, was infested with hookworms and fleas, had pneumonia, and was severely anemic.

The volunteer took her back to the shelter the next day where the staff realized she needed more medical care than the shelter could provide. They called Cypress Lake Animal Hospital and asked if they could take a look at her. Cypress Lake staff called America’s Dog Pit Bull Rescue about Jolie, who agreed to pay her care and find her a home if she lived.

Jolie’s blood tests showed all her organ levels were normal. What was miraculous, though, was that Jolie was hungry. Sometimes dogs in such an emaciated state don’t have the strength, or the will, to eat but Jolie wasn’t one of those dogs. The vets started her on IV fluids and antibiotics, and fed her every couple of hours.

Jolie hasn’t stopped eating yet and is getting stronger every day. After just 5 days, Jolie took her first steps, her pneumonia is almost gone, and the IV has been removed. She’s gaining weight and now weighs 32 pounds, about half of what she should weigh. Jolie has a long, long way to go but her spirit is good, she’s more active every day, and has forgiven her caretakers for whatever inhumanity she suffered in the past.







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    August 13, 2012 3:49 pmPosted 2 years ago
    ana

    Please let us know how is she getting along with a new pic if possible!
    Thankyou, thankyou, thanks a lot!

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    August 13, 2012 3:51 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Clea

    I would like to see photos of her progress as she gets better. Looking at that photo made me cry.

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  • August 13, 2012 4:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jenn Martinelli

    Good girl Jolie. Dogs are just amazing. Well, all animals, really. They eventually forgive people if you give them enough time, no matter what they’ve been through.

    I look forward to seeing Jolie healthy and happy!

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    August 13, 2012 4:47 pmPosted 2 years ago
    K

    Please let us see pics of ‘improving’ Jolie, she’s so beautiful!

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    August 13, 2012 5:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Leximou

    May this fur child find the kindest of forever homes and lead a long and healthy life. The only thing that could make this story better is if the scum-of-the-earth that did this to her was put in jail for a long time.

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    August 13, 2012 7:11 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    its sad to c such a nice dog like that suffer. its sad to c her in that type of shape but at least she’s found people to love & care for her now & that’s all that matters. hats off to you & everyone involved in helping save her life cuz she deserves it! will be nice to c what she looks like in a few weeks when she’s gotten more of her weight & strength back. please keep us posted! thank you :)

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    August 13, 2012 7:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Melissa

    sorry that last comment was by me the -anonymous one- i forgot to put my name in :)

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    August 13, 2012 8:32 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I WANT TO DONATE 100.00 TO JOLIE SO SHE CAN GET BETTER. MY MY WHAT A SIN THERE IS SO MANY BAD THINGS TODAY WHY HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?

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    August 13, 2012 9:39 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Thank goodness there are some people who still care!!!!

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    August 14, 2012 10:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It would be great to hear about her progress. Thanks for taking care of her, you are all good people and may God bless you.

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    August 14, 2012 1:04 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sharon B. Gofberg

    I could Love this dog with all My heart. thank you for all you’ve done for her.

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    August 14, 2012 1:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Paula

    Thank God there are people who care enough to help Jolie through this. Please post pictures of how she is recouperating and give us updates. God bless all of you who are taking care of sweet Jolie. May she find a forever home and live happily ever after! You deserve a wonderful life, Jolie!

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    August 15, 2012 5:43 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Erika

    Hi, I’d like to know if Jolie has or will have her own facebook page, so I can follow her progress. Thank you! Good luck to that sweet little girl! Much love!!

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    August 28, 2012 8:00 amPosted 2 years ago
    Danie

    Any news? How is she now? Are there new pictures?

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    September 13, 2012 4:29 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kelly

    Would really like to see an updated picture of Jolie & some information on her progress. Words can’t describe the way it makes me feel about the people that allowed othis to happen or made this happen to her. Thinking about her all the time and hoping she finds a forever home with all the love and attention she deserves xox

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    February 2, 2013 10:22 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Sal Meatballs

    you can see how much she progressed & how great she looked after 3 months by watching the Season 4 Episode 13 of Pit Bulls and Parolees. She looks amazing & is so happy.

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    November 30, 2013 5:01 pmPosted 12 months ago
    Leslie

    Just saw the Pit Bulls and Parolees episode- she looked wonderful and has been adopted by a couple with two other dogs. They have acreage in New Hampshire for her to run and play. Amazing story!!

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