Thursday, January 24, 2013
A picture's worth a thousand words, but sometimes, a dog's resilience can't be measured in numbers.
Meet Boss, one of our newest Lucky Dogs looking for a forever home. Rescued by the Washington Humane Society from a horrible abuse situation, this big boy was completely emaciated, at almost half what his healthy weight should have been. He had a terrible skin infection and was in desperate need of some TLC.
He was soon after taken in by our Lucky Dog Animal Rescue foster boarding partner, Wagtime, in an effort to get him healthy and adoption ready. Together, we set out to offer Boss the new life he deserved. His bio and information on adopting can be viewed HERE.
Despite the rough road he found himself on through no fault of his own, Boss has maintained a sweet, incredibly loving disposition. He greets clients at Wagtime Too's front desk and very nicely will ask for treats and pets...and since he's got to put on some weight, how could anyone say no to that sweet face?
This past weekend, Boss attended his first Lucky Dog adoption event, and he was a very popular adoptable! Boss continues down the road to recovery, and he gets better every day. He has been readily putting on weight, and his skin is beginning to clear up. We can't help but notice how handsome our boy looked this past weekend while he loved on people and looked for a forever home that is going to give him a much brighter future. While we can't begin to imagine the stories Boss could tell us from his life before his rescue story, we're grateful to play a part in helping him write a new one.
You can support our efforts in helping support dogs like Boss at www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/donate/donate-online
Posted by LynnH at 3:05 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013
Mistletoe is a young orange and white kitten. She was left at a rural VA shelter with her siblings. Sadly she caught a cold-a very treatable illness. With no resources for such expenses Mistletoe went without much needed medication. The cold got worse and went into her eyes. A rescuer took pity on her and pulled her from the shelter before she was euthanised. Sadly her eyes were damaged to the point of vision loss due to ulcers and scarred tissue forming. She has been seen by a veternary opthamologist who prescribed a regiment of antibiotics (oral and eye drops) in the hopes of clearing up the last of the infection and reclaiming some of her sight. Mistletoe doesn't let her circumstances get her down. She has remained sweet, playful and social. She loves interacting with humans, other cats and dogs. She especially enjoys trying to catch her tail-it always seems to be following her.
Mistletoe needs to see a specialist to make sure there is nothing more than can be done for her eyes or to improve her chance of regaining or improving her vision. Please help us to fund her veterinary needs and follow up care with a donation to her page!
You may also donate on our website at http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/donate and learn how to adopt Mistletoe at http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/8304100-washington-dc-kitten
On behalf of Mistletoe, thank you for your support!
Posted by LynnH at 9:10 AM