Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sunny is on the mend

One cold December day, we got word that a family in Red Lake had moved out of their home and left two adult dogs behind. One was a shepherd mix and the other a chow mix. The chow mix hopped on three legs and both had no food or shelter. The future looked very bleak for them.

Dan of Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue responded and brought the boys to the shelter . We named the little orange chow “Sunny” and to match his very sunny disposition. He was a wonderful dog.

We took Sunny to the vet on December 10th where he was neutered and vaccinated. Sunny also had heartworm, lymes, and anaplasma. An x-ray of the front leg determined that he had an old gunshot wound in the elbow. Poor Sunny might never be able to use that front leg again!

Who would shoot such a friendly and nice animal?

Sunny remained at the shelter and we wondered who would take on this boy with all the medical problems? Then, our friends at Pet Haven stepped up and took on Sunny. He has been treated for heartworm and his other maladies and now 6 months later he has just had the front leg amputated and is doing well.

We are so thankful to Pet Haven and how they went the extra mile to help Sunny, once a homeless dog with all the health problems possible, to now have a hopeful and great future.

We appreciate the rescues who help give hope to our hopeless ones.

Sincerely, Karen Good

January 11
Sometimes we get a call for help that is just too difficult to say no to. And this is one of those. Meet: Sunny. This boy lived the first several years of his life outdoors in Northern MN, during which time he contracted Heartworm & Lymes. Additionally he was shot in the leg multiple times. Sunny recently made his way to Pet Haven foster care where he will be neutered, treated for Heartworm and Lymes, and receive an amputation of his now dysfunctional leg.

Generous donations by our MANY amazing supporters allow us to say "yes" to taking in sweet dogs like Sunny, who despite his horrendous past, is the most gentle, docile dog you will meet.

May 5
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Current Pet Haven dog, Sunny, celebrated today with some festive necklaces and his favorite Minnesota Twins shirt! 

May 22
"Dearest Sunny,

Today is the day you are freed from your pain. After today you will no longer hurt because of a leg that was fractured by the bullet of someone's gun. In the safe hands of an amazing vet team, today you are getting the opportunity to leave your old life in the past & start a new life in a healthy & happy state. Embrace today. Today is YOUR day big guy.

All my love,
Your foster mom Meagan"

Please keep our sweet boy Sunny in your thoughts today as he undergoes his last procedure; his leg amputation! Thank you to the very generous Pet Haven supporter who has offered to pay for his surgery and to everyone who has been following his story!

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