Another wonderful photo of Rachel by Jo-Anne McArthur.
From Rachel’s profile: Before Rachel was abandoned at LEMSIP she lived in Florida. Taking bubble baths and wearing frilly dresses, Rachel was someone’s pet. Then when she was not even 3 years old, her ‘nanny’ brought her to the lab. There, Ch-514 was involved in 3 studies enduring 39 punch liver biopsies.
She was treated for the wounds and abrasions to her wrists and neck that were self-inflicted during her many anxiety attacks, and she also suffers from the ‘phantom hand’ syndrome, which is a form of dissociation not uncommon with post-traumatic stress disorder cases.
She has bitten all of her nails to the quick, rubbing them until there is nothing left. This she does when she is calm; it is terrifying and heartbreaking to see her when she is not.
Find out how you can help Rachel live a better life at Fauna Foundation.