WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington Animal Rescue League has a new Pet Of The Week: Esperanza.
If ever there was a miraculous transformation, Esperanza is it. This 1.5-year-old hound mix was discovered on the side of the highway, competing with buzzards for road kill. When she arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League, Esperanza was literally starving to death. And it turns out that lack of food wasn't the only reason for her emaciated condition. When she failed to thrive, despite regular feeding, WARL veterinary staff performed surgery, which revealed a corn cob blocking her intestines. That surgery marked a turning point for Esperanza. With the corn cob removed, she slowly began gaining weight. And, today, after months in the care of WARL staff, she's a happy, healthy, energetic girl who, as you can see from the video clip, loves to play fetch and is ready for a home of her own...one where she can be pampered like a princess without competing with children or other dogs for food and attention. After all she's been through, can you blame her?
To find out more about adopting Esperanza, visit warl.org.