She Thought She Was Rescuing One Dog. In The End, She Found Out Something Totally Unexpected!Ashley Maisano
This white German Shepherd, named Gemma, was suffering from a severe, but treatable case of Demodectic Mange that covered 70 percent of her body. She had hair loss and oily residue all over her fur, but instead of taking her to the vet, her family brought her to a shelter. Gemma had obvious discomfort, and a volunteer at the shelter knew she had to do something to help her.
Jolene, an adoption counselor at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary, an animal rescue based in Canyon County, CA, took Gemma in and began treatment right away. Jolene gave her many baths and meds and took care of her around the clock. They were always together and quickly developed a strong bond. After some time, Gemma began recovering well; her skin was healing, her fur was growing back, and she also was gaining weight. Soon enough, Gemma gained so much weight that they finally realized she had been pregnant all along! She gave birth to five healthy puppies, . Gemma’s treatment continued and soon enough found her own furever home as well!