Last December, Rosabella lay curled up in a ball to fend off the cold winter chill. Left in a Minnesota alleyway with nothing but a thin wire crate to protect her from the elements, Rosabella wouldn’t have survived much longer.
Thankfully, a rescue volunteer spotted the pup and rushed her to a safe, warm place.
It’s been nearly a year since that harrowing day, and Rosabella’s life has completely changed — for the better.
“She was only 19 pounds, when she should have been closer to 45 pounds,” Kelli Hanson, marketing and communications director of Ruff Start Rescue, told The Dodo. “We don’t know how long she waited [in the cold], but I think she was noticed fairly quickly.”
The volunteer worked quickly to free Rosabella and get her into the safety of the rescue, where she could get out of the cold.
“She was extremely loving and grateful to be warm,” Hanson said.