WINNIPEG — More than a month after Asha was taken into a Winnipeg veterinary hospital for care, the puppy is now in foster care and has found a place to call home.
In July, a disturbing video of Asha being hurled through the air and landing on the pavement surfaced on social media.
Outrage followed and days later, RCMP arrested an 18-year-old suspect from Easterville, Man.
Animal rescue organization, Manitoba Underdogs Rescue, picked the puppy up and took her to the Winnipeg Emergency Hospital where she remained during recovery. There was some damage to her spine, and fears were that she wouldn’t be able to function to full ability.
WATCH: Asha recovers at a Winnipeg veterinary hospital
But, for the last four weeks, she’s been in foster care and her foster Mom said Asha is back, and with a sassy personality.
“She’s very sassy. She definitely has a mind of her own. She likes to talk back,” Foster mom, Chantalle Gauthier said.
After all of the fears, by some sort of miracle, everyone that’s been part of her recovery said Asha is absolutely a normal puppy now.
“Asha has doubled in size since she came in to care,” said Gauthier.
Asha’s story attracted the attention of the public rapidly, and brought donations rushing in. Thanks to the kindness of caring strangers she has made her recovery, with some dollars still left behind. Dollars that the Manitoba Underdogs Rescue will be using for a good cause.
“We really wanted to do another spay and neuter clinic. We were on an intake freeze. We had no funds to do it. Then Asha was sort of a shining light that came in to our lives. Obviously under terrible circumstances, but you know it worked out,” said Desiree Klippenstein with the Manitoba Underdogs Rescue.
Project Asha, as it has been dubbed, will take place in Long Plain First Nation on October 29 and 30.