If any Labs needed a “life line,” it is the Labs in the next few paragraphs.
Each of their “tails” has something in common. These Labs were saved twice–first from the streets or the no kill shelters they were in, and secondly, from Labrador Life Line.
After his best friend deployed overseas again, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Connecticut took Scooby in. Upon a routine check-up, Scooby tested heartworm positive. Treatment started immediately. Despite the severity of Scooby’s condition, his vet gave him a good to excellent chance for a full recovery. Labrador Life Line was able to help fund some of Scooby’s treatment and get him healthy so he could start searching for the new forever home he longed to have.
Pete’s Sake Rescue Group pulled Dodger from a high kill shelter in Tennessee. A car had hit the young pup. After quickly accessing Dodger had a great disposition and was a good candidate for adoption, the rescue set out to mend his broken leg. With funding assistance from Labrador Life Line, Dodger had his leg fixed. A few months later, Labrador Life Line received this happy update. “He was adopted into a home with previous Lab owners…his leg is healed and he is doing wonderfully!”
When Daisy came to Canine Solutions of Illinois, she was suffering from bilateral Entropian Disease, an inherited disease of the eyelids. With surgery, the condition is reversible. Following her surgery, assisted with funding support from Labrador Life Line, Daisy was able to “look” forward to finding a new forever home.
Unwanted and no longer loved, Hoagie’s family took him to the vet to have him put to sleep. Thankfully, the vet had both a heart and compassion, and saw no reason for Hoagie to be put to sleep and found Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue to take him in. While in foster care, Hoagie tore his Cranial Cruciate Ligament and needed surgery to repair it. Labrador Life Line helped to fund Hoagie’s operation so he could mend. Once better, he started looking for the loving forever home he very much deserved to have.
In 2006, Onyx was lucky. He thought he found his forever home. Labrador Friends of the South took Onyx in when his owners returned him five years later. Not long after his arrival, Labrador Friends discovered Onyx was suffering from a leg injury. The rescue promptly took him to the vet who diagnosed the poor guy with a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament. Labrador Life Line provided funding support so that Onyx could get well again and find a new forever home that he would never have to leave again.
Labrador Life Line wags its tail in thanks to all the guardian angels, who, with little or no fanfare, dedicate their lives to finding forever homes for Labs (and other dogs.)
Until the next time…
Luv and sloppy kisses,