og Story: Welcome Princess Pippa, the newest addition to our ABR Georgia crew! This darling young lady is just beginning her journey in rescue. Pippa is a beautiful Brittany/English Setter mix who was found as a stray and ended up at a high-kill county shelter in Georgia. Thanks to the efforts of wonderful local volunteers working constantly on her behalf, ABR was able to rescue Pippa from the shelter in time to save her life. Pippa arrived in the caring hands of our veterinarians for urgent medical treatment and hospitalization. She is very underweight at only 32 pounds and clearly hadn’t received adequate care and nutrition in recent months. Pippa also had a cough and fever, and after evaluation with chest x-rays and bloodwork the veterinarians and radiologist confirmed aspiration pneumonia as the source of lung infection. Pippa will be hospitalized as she begins treatment for pneumonia, but this little gal is taking it all in stride with her sweet smile, affectionate hugs and constantly wagging tail! We are hoping to keep up improvement as Pippa starts an extended course of antibiotics with continued monitoring of her lungs and bloodwork during pneumonia treatment. Once Pippa’s condition is stabilized enough to be released from vet hospitalization, she will be moving to ABR foster care to continue her recovery and settle into a home at last! Any donations to Pippa’sBrittany Buddyfund will be a great assistance with her veterinary expenses. Pippa is a very special girl and so incredibly happy and loving despite her current condition and unknown past. It’s the true Brittany spirit in a dog waking up to say hello with eager greetings to every person she meets, even though that small excitement starts her coughing again. The shelter volunteers who saved Pippa have even been visiting with our patient at the vet hospital for cuddle time and short walks in the fresh air! Pippa is heartworm negative and microchipped, and will be spayed and brought up to date on vaccinations once she has recovered from pneumonia treatment. We will continue to update on Pippa’s progress during her recovery, and soon she will be all ready to find a new forever family of her own – stay tuned for Pippa Post updates to come! Pippa was impounded at a local county shelter in Georgia after she was picked up as a stray. Local rescue volunteers reached out with great effort trying to save Pippa knowing her time at the shelter was very limited. Update 8/15/14:Our Princess Pippa has shown great strength and spirit over the past few weeks in veterinary hospitalization for pneumonia treatment. All the not-so-fun parts of being in the hospital – poking and prodding for bloodwork, exams and x-rays, taking several pills a day, and natural Britt bounciness held back with kennel rest and restricted activity – Pippa has weathered through with grace. Pippa was a favorite with the vet staff and volunteers and actually seems to enjoy all the attention! Wonderful new things in life like a warm bed, nutritious food and lots of pets and hugs have aided in her recovery. Chest x-rays show good improvement in Pippa’s lung condition and function, her blood cell counts are back to normal, she is now finished with antibiotics and no longer coughing! Pippa has filled out a bit with some healthy weight gain, her coat is growing back and most of all, everyone comments on her overall expression – Pippa is now bright-eyed, ears perked with a happy smile! Video of Pippa’s new beginning: Pippa is lucky to have a wonderful family planning to adopt her once she is fully recovered. ABR is most grateful for allBrittany Buddydonations to Pippa and our special-needs fosters. The kindness of generous supporters makes it possible for ABR to rescue deserving dogs like Pippa and provide the care and treatment they need returning to good health and a promising future with a forever family of their own. Thanks to all ourBrittany Buddy for being part of Pippa’s team and opening your hearts to help our dogs!