A veterinarian in Elberton, Ga. recently posted a video of him sitting in a cage with an abandoned pit bull. In the video, Dr. Andy Mathis of Granite Hills Animal Care sits down next to a scared and emaciated dog named Graycie to encourage her to eat.
The video starts with Graycie backed into a corner. She doesn’t go near her food when it’s put in front of her. Dr. Mathis begins to hand feed her until she is comfortable enough to move closer and eat on her own.
It’s clear that Graycie still has some trust issues. She did, after all, come to Granite Hills severely underweight, anemic, hypothermic and suffering from a vaginal prolapse.
Her chances of making it were slim. Dr. Mathis had two choices, put her to sleep or try to save her. He chose the latter, and in just two weeks Graycie has already gained five pounds, she’s been spayed and has made wonderful improvements.
He holds out hope for Graycie’s spirit saying:
“”We’ve had dogs in the past that took up to six weeks to feel comfortable getting outside and then, they love to play, they love other dogs and they love me,” Mathis said. “It doesn’t make me sad to see [dogs] broken and withdrawn because with time, I know what’s possible.”