New family gives 12-year-old abused dog new chance at life

Reporter: Dannielle Garcia Writer: Paul Dolan
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12-year-old dog given new chance at life after possible abuse from former family. (CREDIT: WINK News)

A dog in south Fort Myers found severely malnourished and in horrible conditions now has a second chance at life.

12-year-old Blanca was found tied to a short chain, in the heat, flea-infested, bleeding, and starved to the point of eating rocks.

Now she has a new life, a new family, and a new name. Blanca’s new name is Grace. Grace is happy, thriving, and getting a ton of love.

Sarah Whitten Grigsby has a small foster hospice foundation called One More Day, she says, “She is teaching us Grace because she is so forgiving in spite of everything that’s happened to her,”

Grigsby partners with Lee County Domestic Animal Services.

“When Blanca came to them I was asked if I could place her and I posted her and I waited for about a week and nothing was happening,” Grigsby says. “I was lying awake at night and I finally said I’m just gonna get her and have her forever.”

Grace’s new life is giving her a new perspective.

“She’s learning I think that people are okay,” Grigsby says.

A starving flea-infested life. Nobody deserves this kind of love, care, and happiness more than Grace.

“We are giving her the best possible life because she deserves it,” Grigsby said.

Grace’s former owners now face animal cruelty charges.

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