Ruby is a shelter dog that was abused for most of her life by her previous owner before being rescued by the Care Rescue LA. The pooch’s former owner is now on trial for abusing her but unfortunately, the damage and trauma on this beautiful dog was already done… and that’s when Shira Astrof, volunteer at the shelter, stepped in to help.
For starters, Shira re-named the dog Ruby, so she wouldn’t have the old name from her abuse days. And even tho Ruby was so depressed at first, with Shira’s help, she has completely changed. “From the minute I got her, she put her whole trust in me, and she just trusts and loves everybody,” she shared. “And the first thing I said to her is that she’s safe, and that nobody will ever hurt her again.”
According to Ruby’s foster mom, she loves all animals and humans, despite being mistreated for so long. Still, Ruby has a long way to go to recover her health: she’s in constant pain due to the trauma, needs to gain a lot of weight and has some psychological stuff to work through, but she has Shira to help her on all that and is enjoying life like she never had the chance to before!