It hurts our hearts to remember what Cookie went through. Along with five of his siblings, Cookie was shoved into a tiny cage and abandoned in a parked vehicle. Cookie and his brothers and sisters didn’t have any food or water for four days. Cold and alone, every day that went past they struggled just to get enough air.
Our SPCA Enforcement Officers received a call of an after-hours emergency and they sprang into action. One by one, our officers scooped the pups up and hugged them. Suddenly, Cookie’s previous owner drove up in another vehicle screaming. We stood our ground and ordered her to get out of the van. She didn’t… Instead, she slammed down on the accelerator and ran over one of our officers and drove away.
To protect Cookie and his siblings from any more danger, we brought them to our SPCA shelter and gave them yummy food, fresh water, comfy beds and unlimited treats. They were so thirsty and covered in filth. Our SPCA Enforcement Officers stayed out in the cold all night to make sure she was caught.
We knew right away there was something wrong with Cookie’s paw. His legs couldn’t carry him. His right paw was in bad shape and had to be medically removed at our SPCA Animal Hospital before things got worse.
Even though Cookie only has three legs, he hasn’t slowed down. After all, there are so many exciting things to see and sniff!
Because of generous animal-lovers like you, Cookie was given a second-chance. He left his past behind and found a family who truly loves him. Cookie’s fur-mama thought his new name was fitting because he is a sweet and tough cookie. She can’t resist his kisses!
It’s easy to see Cookie’s scars… but thousands of other furry friends have ones you can’t see. From cruelty to abandonment – and everything else in between – every pet at the Nova Scotia SPCA has a story. You can put their painful past behind them and give them a happy, healthy future.
Cookie’s previous owner was charged by the Nova Scotia SPCA under the Criminal Code of Canada for the abuse of eight animals and death of one dog. She pled guilty and is still awaiting sentencing. Although we spring into action instantly to rescue and provide life-saving treatment, the work to protect animals continues years later. Sign up as a monthly donor today to rescue pets and fight for justice.
Thank you for your compassionate support!
Taylor is the Communications & Development Officer with the Nova Scotia SPCA and proud adoptive fur-mama to Bonnie. She is passionate about raising awareness and funds for local animals in need.