Recently we were made aware of a terrible situation and were asked to help. Rather than say no, Shiva's Mom and I decided to do what we could. Here's the story (we've omitted the last names of all the rescue folks to protect their privacy):
Little Lucy is a West Highland Terrier (Westie) who spent her first 13 years as an indoor city dog with her dad and mom in Virginia. A few months ago, dad died after a long battle with cancer. This precipitated extreme health issues for mom, and the both of them (along with Lucy's doggie little sister) moved to be closer to a human sister in Arkansas. Through no fault of Lucy's, the new living situation for her mom didn't allow for her and she ended up on a tie-out in a field. In Arkansas. In the summer. When we were told about the situation, we also were asked if we could help coordinate Lucy's move to a better place.
|Poor Lucy being rescued. Note her black skin!|
|Two of the wonderful ladies who rescued and transported Lucy!!|
|Lucy in Patsy's car waiting to meets us, only 2 days(!) after rescue!|
After a couple weeks of spoiling by Dr. Brandi and the girls, Lucy was taken-in by a wonderful Westie lover in the Oak Ridge area named Kaye. Kaye is retired with three terriers of her own (one Westie and two Yorkies) and has worked with the breed for decades. At this point (about a month into it), Lucy seems to be adjusting quite nicely to her new digs. In fact, she decided to assume the role of "top dog" while no one was looking!
|Lucy 30 minutes into her stay at Kaye's.|
Simply call Jackson Square Animal Clinic in Oak Ridge, TN at 865-483-5994. Tell them you want to make a contribution to the "Wimberly, Lucy Rescue" account. If you'd rather send a check, call the clinic for details.
Although your donation is not tax deductible, you can be secure in the knowledge it will be going directly for the care of one of the sweetest little dogs to escape the fires of hell/Arkansas that you've ever seen!
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