A retired police K9 named Hope is struggling to recover after she was discovered tethered and abandoned in a backyard without food or water. Hope had likely been in her lamentable condition for several weeks.
Hope currently weighs around 39 pounds, half of what a German Shepherd her age should be. Fortunately, since her discovery she has made a "miraculous recovery" and has been able to stand on her own.
Her road to recovery; however, will be a long one.
It was unclear where Hope had served as a police K9; however, authorities say she was adopted out after her retirement.
An investigation into Hope's case is being conducted by the Hoke County, NC Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help pay for Hope's recovery. You can visit the site HERE.