Dawn and Honey’s Story

Dawn, a Navy spouse living in Guam , had a strong love for animals and constantly was trying to improve the lives of the stray animals living in Guam best she could. One particular dog changed her world. Dawn came across an abused and completely emaciated pitbull terrier mix chained in a backyard whom presumably was being used as a bait dog or breeding dog for dog fighting, a common sport in Guam.

A photo of how skinny Honey was when Dawn first found her.
A photo of how skinny Honey was when Dawn first found her.

After acquiring the dog through negotiating with the tenants, she and her husband found out he was being moved back to the United States within the next few months. Dawn took the dog to the island’s shelter, hoping they could help improve her health and adopt her; however they told her they would immediately euthanize the dog due to her history and terrible health condition, despite her sweet demeanor.

Honey enjoying affection from her Navy dad once moved to Washington.
Honey enjoying affection from her Navy dad once moved to Washington.

Dawn, undefeated to save her, named her Honey for her beautiful coloring and personally invested time and money into increasing her weight and medically treating her many conditions. Over the course of Honey’s recovery, Dawn became not only financially strapped, but also emotionally invested in Honey that she could not give her away for fear of her future. Dawn began looking into bringing her to the US, but found shipping costs plus the needed medical certificates were no longer in her already tight budget. She reached out to Dogs on Deployment who sponsored Honey’s final medical screening for travel, air line ticket and spay surgery. Honey is now happily living with Dawn and her husband in Washington state. Without Dawn, Honey would not be alive today.

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