Glimmer of Life Foundation: Small Dog Rescue of South Florida

Glimmer of Life is a 501(c)(3) 100% non-profit, no-kill rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of neglected, abused, sick, and injured animals. Over 11,000 animals are euthanized each day in America - many of which could have been saved. Glimmer of Life rescues small dogs facing euthanasia in the South Florida area to give them the chance at life that they deserve. We provide excellent care, love, affection, and all necessary medical attention they need before placing our rescues into safe and loving forever homes! We very much rely on caring, selfless individuals who volunteer their time and resources. If you or someone you know would like to make an impact on the lives of these sweet animals, please CLICK HERE to find out how you can help! WE DO NOT ACCEPT PETS AS DROP-OFFS.
Meet Victoria. Victoria is our latest rescue here at Glimmer of Life. She was found lying in a ditch, near death, off of Okeechobee Road in Miami. She is in need of several surgeries and has a long road ahead, but we are determined to save her life. Click the video above to find out more about Victoria.
***Update*** It's been about 2 months since Victoria was rescued from that canal bank, and she's doing great! She has not yet had any surgeries, but she's come a long way! Before our vet would operate, Victoria needed to get stronger. When we found her, she very sick and severely emaciated. We are happy to report that she is no longer skin and bones - Victoria loves to eat! She's gained so much weight, her infection has cleared with the help of antibiotics, and she's walking (limping) around everywhere. Initially, we feared that she would need to have her leg amputated, but with reguar cleaning, manuka honey, and fresh bandages every few days, Victorias open wounds have almost competely healed on their own! Her bones are no longer exposed - although some were broken, so she may still need surgery to repair them if the vet finds that they are not healing properly on their own. She goes in next week for her next evaluation and to find out if and when she'll be having surgery. Unfortunately, we did find that she has heartworms, so she will be starting treatment for that next week as well. Stay tuned for more updates!

We'd like to give a very special thanks to our friend, Wendy, who adopted Carter the Yorkie several years ago. Wendy is a longtime supporter of the Glimmer of Life Foundation and has helped to fund numerous life-saving surgeries and treatments for our many rescues over the years. Thank you, Wendy!