Potcake Sunshine is a beautiful and sweet girl who was rescued as part of Operation Hurricane. She came in from Turks & Caicos and is adjusting to the fall temperatures of the DMV. Sunshine is 5 years old and is a sweet, quiet, dainty girl. She's not an "in your face" type of dog and is cautious in her approach (not aggressive - cautious) towards new people.
Sunshine was picked up on the street and was in very sad condition when she was found. She was surviving in the bush and wouldn't have made it much longer without the saving hands of the TCSPCA.
OPH is partnering with the SAVEDOG Project, the Turks & Caicos SPCA and Old Town Pet Resort to assist dogs who found themselves displaced through Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Through the generosity of these two organizations, we were able to bring in these dogs and ensure they have a bright future! Old Towne Pet Resort in Springfield created a seamless transition for these pups from the shelter to their resort where the dogs are being cared for, evaluated, nurtured and prepared for their forever homes. The SAVEDOG Project provided transportation from the pups from the Turks & Caicos islands. TCSPCA provided care and vetting for every dog prior to the dogs' arrival. OPH truly believes that "It Takes a Village" to make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs. Through this Operation Hurricane initiative, we have seen the best of our partners and could not be more proud to partner with them!
This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read more about heartworm disease here here