Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Rosemary is a 5 year old Miniature Pinscher. She has been spayed and fully vaccinated. This adorable little angel (only 7 pounds) was found wandering alone in a cemetery. A "good Samaritan" saw this poor baby, managed to catch her, and then brought her to CCHS for help. Rosemary had lots of gray hair, so we assumed she was an older dog; and she also had a very large tumor which was attached to her rear upper leg, and she would not put any weight at all on that particular leg. She was painfully thin, and just simply appeared to be very unwell and depressed. It was truly wondered whether or not Rosemary would live much longer. She was taken to the vets, and we were told that she actually was not a "senior" at all. The vet believed that her "gray" hair was more thin than it was gray, and that it was likely due to stress. Her teeth also indicated that she was younger than originally believed. A biopsy revealed that the tumor was NOT cancer (as we had originally feared), and could be surgically removed. The surgery was done the next day, and Rosemary has done extremely well in her recovery. The ugly tumor is now gone, she uses her back leg, and her hair is growing back in. In short, with love and the proper care, Rosemary has literally "bloomed" over the last few weeks. She is unbelievably loving and affectionate. Not once, through all the poking and prodding, the surgery and recovery, has she shown any signs of aggression or bad behavior. She appears to be housebroken, and will let you know when she needs to go outside. Rosemary is a great little dog, and someone will be very lucky to add her to their home! For more information, please call Clayton County Humane Society at 770-471-9436. To see other adoptable CCHS animals, please visit our Petfinder pages at www.petfinder.com and use our 30236 zip code for your search.