While on a walk in front of her condo this past January, Ginger, an eight-year-old Chihuahua, was attacked by a larger dog. Her tiny body was “degloved”; two-thirds of her skin, gone. Owner Jessica Bickley of Inman Park turned to Georgia Veterinary Specialists, where Ginger—whom Bickley calls a “fighter”—underwent extensive surgery and spent thirteen days in the ICU, followed by six months of recovery. Now Ginger is completely healthy, though her newly grown skin is still delicate. “Remarkably, Ginger is the same dog she was before the attack,” says Bickley. “Lovable, sweet, trusting, and sassy!”
This article originally appeared in our November 2010 issue.