A woman arrived at Granite Hills Animal Care in Elberton, Georgia, with a young pit bull in horrible condition. This stray was emaciated, anemic, hypothermic, and suffering from a severe vaginal prolapse.
Dr. Mathis wasn't sure if she would make it, so he turned to his fellow animal lovers on Facebook for help and support.
"So I had 2 choices," Dr. Mathis wrote. "I can put her to sleep. Or try to save her. So I asked the universe … also known as Facebook … and the universe said 'Try.' The universe even named her as they said, 'we hate the thought that any pet gets sent to rainbow bridge or passes away without a name,' so they christened her Graycie Clair. Spelled with a Y for her gray coloring."
In the video below, Dr. Mathis sits down with Graycie inside her kennel in the attempt to encourage her to eat breakfast. To gain her trust, he takes his own breakfast into the kennel with him, eating out of a metal dog bowl to show her that they're equals.
Dr. Mathis says she needs more time to heal physically and emotionally, but he's looking forward to the day Graycie is ready to be adopted into a forever home. In the meantime, she's in wonderful hands.