Shorewood was very lucky to find this Penny!! [ADOPTED MAY 6] Her story starts with a good Samaritan who found her wandering down the road in rural Illinois. The good Samaritan returned her to the home where he thought she belonged, but he also contacted Animal Control as she had a very bad injury to her left ear. The local Animal Control Officer removed her from her home as the owner claimed she was a stray. Once in the hands of Animal Control, the call for help went out, and Shorewood Cocker Rescue stepped in. Penny was picked up and rushed back to one of our veterinary hospitals. Once seen by a doctor, it was determined that rather than a bite wound to her ear, Penny had a pony tail holder doubled around her folded ear. The doctor sedated her, removed the rubber band, cleaned the wound and gave Penny antibiotics and pain medication. Penny spent the night at the vet hospital and the next day, her doctor did surgery to remove the dead skin and reattach the severed parts of Penny's ear. She has scars and notches out of her ear, but otherwise has made a full recovery.

She is a red with white, undocked Cocker Spaniel or possibly a Cocker mix. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots. She is crate trained and is working on her house training. She loves to play and run in the yard.

Update from Penny's Foster Family: Penny is doing very well in her new foster home. She is about 1 years old and loves to play!! She has lots of energy and makes us laugh daily! She listens well and very much wants to please. She should be very easy to train and has already learned a lot in the short time she has been here. Penny is loving and likes to be cuddled. She settles down nicely in her crate. She is doing very well with her housetraining. She really is still a puppy so her new family must be willing to work with her. Penny is a happy little girl that really deserves a loving home.