Friday, April 28, 2017

Not a joke!

April 1, 2011 was a very important day for one kind-hearted woman, an innocent dog and her puppies.

The family of a dog that had just delivered puppies decided that they didn't want the puppies. So, they put the four newborns in a paper bag, went to the dump, and tossed them into a dumpster. Later that day, our good samaritan stopped at the dump, heard the cries of the puppies, and located them in their paper bag coffin. 

With tenderness and tenacity, she took in the puppies and somehow tracked down the momma dog. She convinced the dog’s owner to surrender her and took all the dogs home with her. She called the momma, Leela, and helped her raise her puppies. About eight weeks later, she found excellent homes for three of the puppies. Unfortunately, the fourth puppy had severe birth defects to all four of his legs. She named him Lite Brite and cared for him and his mother until just a few weeks ago, when financial difficulties meant she could no longer properly care for the two dogs.

With great sadness, she decided to surrender Leela and Lite Brite to Pennington Humane Society in Thief River Falls. She knew they would do their best to find great homes for her fur babies. The staff quickly fell in love with these two amazing dogs, each with one brown eye and one blue. They changed Lite Brite's name to Scooter, because of the way he moved around. He scoots and hops on his rear legs and the elbows of his front legs. He’s a happy-go-lucky boy, but they knew it would be a struggle to find a home for a dog with such a severe handicap.

So, they called Karen Good at Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue. Without hesitation, Karen took in Leela and Scooter and started reaching out to her network of rescue groups based in the Twin Cities. At the same time, Karen approached the Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue Board of Directors to seek approval to order a full-support wheelchair for Scooter. While he could get around, he had developed callouses on this legs and, since his belly always on the ground, he is at an increased risk for urinary tract infections. A wheelchair will give Scooter increased mobility and protect his well-being.

We need your help. Please consider donating to Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue to help cover the nearly $500 cost of Scooter’s wheelchair.  

You can donate using Paypal from the link on our website at or checks made out to Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue can be sent to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, 23880 S. Good Rd, Trail, MN 56684. All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Thank you for your support. We are so grateful to the good samaritan for her compassion and care of Leela and Scooter. And, we thank Pennington Humane Society for reaching out to us for this special pair. We will update you on their progress.

Kim Williams
RLRR Board of Directors

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should now have at least $400 for Scooter's scooter.
Please let us know if you've reached the $500 target.


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