Hello, I'm Luna!
Hello friends, my name is Luna and let me tell you a little bit about myself... (please read full story because there are a lot of ups and downs!)
I found myself turned into the city pound by my owners who called me Momma Dog. I was Momma Dog because I had many, many litters for them and that's all they knew me as. My teets were still heavy from the last litter. I sat at the shelter and wondered how I landed there while my babies were probably being sold for cash.
The shelter staff was nice and would give me treats and tell me I was sweet. Every day I wondered when I'd get out and go back home. Surely my owners would come back, right?
One day I noticed my kennel card was folded and that meant the dogs would go to the back and never come back out. My time was up come morning time.
The next morning a nice lady came to see me and she said "You're safe with me." I followed her and she saved my life. My foster family took me to the vet where they found out I HAD (read on) failing kidney levels, was heart worm positive, incredibly malnourished, and I even had bb pellets in my lower back. I thought my old family loved me but I was wrong... how could they let this happen to me?
In February 2017, Luna's blood work showed that she was in Stage 4 kidney failure. Once damage is done to the kidneys, it can't be reversed, only managed. This was a huge challenge in Luna's treatment and it meant that we had to do everything very slowly to make sure we weren't further damaging her kidneys.
We had levels retested a few months later and there was a slight improvement, which we attributed to the change in diet and supplements. Despite the severity of her condition, Animal Justice League was committed to helping Luna.
We were prepared for bad news... but instead, we received AMAZING news with Luna's blood work results! After 5 months switching Luna to a low protein diet and supplementing CBD oil weekly, her kidney function is now NORMAL. Yes... NORMAL! The vet said that she could not explain medically how this happened without the use of fluid therapy, and that her kidneys should have been damaged by now. We all cried happy tears after hearing the incredible news!! After such an emotional roller coaster of a journey, Luna would love nothing more than to find her forever family! She has been in AJL for over a year, so we're hoping 2018 is the year for her!!
Thank you for all of the love and support for this little underdog and everyone who has helped her along the way. Of course we celebrated with a puppy latte! #happytails #AdoptLuna