Stray Dog Survives by Eating Tinfoil and Rocks

April Livingston | April 7th, 2018

When Molly, a goldendoodle, was found in the woods by rescuers it appeared she had been surviving there alone for months. The two year old dog was severely emaciated and covered in thick tangled, matted fur on her body. She was terrified and very, very hungry. Susan Nocito, who fostered Molly, said she was practically a skeleton and was so weak from dehydration and lack of food. After rescuing her from the woods, the Wilson County Humane Society took her to a nearby animal hospital where they heard devastating news: not only was Molly covered in matted fur and starving, but her stomach was full of objects she ate in an attempt to survive. Luckily, she did not require surgery, but she passed all sort of things like acorns, rocks, tinfoil and even rags.

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Molly also got a much needed hair cut to remove the six pounds of matted fur on her body. The fur on her legs was so matted they had to sedate her in order to remove it. After all was said and done, she weighed just 24 pounds, which is half her ideal weight. From there, once she was strong enough, Molly boarded the Flying Fur Animal Rescue plane to head to New Jersey to her new foster home.

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After all she had been through, Molly was very timid but quickly warmed up in foster care and then found a permanent home with Daina Collins and her husband, three children, and two dogs. It took some time and patience, but eventually Molly relaxed and has really come out of her shell. She loves to play with toys and run around in the family’s fenced back yard. Though Molly has been through so much in her young life, she is finally safe now with a family who loves her and all the food and treats she wants!

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