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Duchess was a Badly Injured Stray with her Throat Cut Open

A badly injured stray in critical condition is now living her best life

Duchess was a Badly Injured Stray with her Throat Cut Open
Duchess was a Badly Injured Stray with her Throat Cut Open

Sunrise (aka Duchess) came to FUR in 2018 as a badly injured stray. Her throat was cut open all the way down to her jugular vein. A good Samaritan managed to catch her, and a Putnam County Animal Control Officer immediately took her to River City Veterinary Hospital.

Thankfully, Dr. Suzy Broadhurst was there, and once again she saved the day. She cancelled her dinner plans and stayed late on a Friday night to take her right into surgery. We took her into Florida Urgent Rescue (FUR), and Hillary Vessels fostered her. She needed lots of TLC, but she made a full recovery. Despite all she's been through, she is a sweet, affectionate girl.

She was adopted by Irene, who lived near the beach in Jax Beach. They went for sunrise walks on the beach every day, so it was very apropos that she named her Sunrise.

Irene and Sunrise later moved to Colorado, where she’s been spoiled and living the good life ever since! Thank you to everyone who helped this sweet girl, and thank you Irene for giving her the wonderful life she deserves!

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