When Gemma, a beautiful white German shepherd, developed an oily residue on her body and started shedding more than usual, rather than getting her to a veterinarian, her family left her at a shelter.

The workers had her cleaned and discovered that she had developed mange. While it was a very serious case, the skin condition is entirely treatable! That’s when St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary stepped in. One adoption counselor at the rescue formed a particularly special bond with the sweet girl and decided to foster her — but she soon found out the beautiful dog wasn’t alone…

I don’t even want to think about what might have happened had St. Bonnie’s not stepped in to help save Gemma. Her incredible story and happy ending is just one more reason why you should adopt, not shop!

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