Posted on November 18, 2017
WARNING- PHOTO ATTACHED ARE TOUGH TO SEE (MEDICALLY NEEDY)
You've no doubt read about dogs being surrendered to our care. These cases come in many different forms. Loss of work, illness, death, military, and in this case- funding and housing.
When this lil' Boxer's Mom realized we would be at an event near her, she made a tough decision. She came to the event to ask us to take her pup. She is homeless, living with friends, has no money, and her sweet girl was in desperate need of medical care she could not afford.
Working the event was 15yo Markayla King, daughter of Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue’s founder, DeAnn King. Markayla placed an urgent call to her Mother. A seasoned rescue volunteer, the severity of the situation was evident in her voice. WHBR had to take this girl in and help her, now! The green light was given, Markayla drew up a surrender form which the owner signed giving WHBR full responsibility of her sweet girl. Imagine the heart this took, the pain and heartbreak she felt as she left without her pup, and at the same time knowing she had finally made the right choice.
WHBR is about caring for needy dogs. We do not pass judgement, we can only imagine the sadness and heartbreak felt in many of these cases and when one has so very little, this loss must weigh even greater.
This girl’s name is Jo C.
Once Jo C’s Mom had left, Markayla whisked her home for a soothing bath and a close inspection of her condition. Jo C will see PNW Northwest Visiting Vet, it is then we will know the extent of her situation. No matter the results, we will care for this girl and make her comfortable. It is clear she and her Mother have had a hard life and we are grateful we were trusted with her care.
JoC spent several days with the King family and has now moved on to her foster home where she gets three baths a week with medicated shampoo. She stands peacefully, willingly for the 10 minutes it needs to stay on then she is rinsed and toweled and snuggled.
Imagine had her owner simply set her free to fend for herself or taken her to a shelter where she most certainly would have been put down OR what if there were not humans, such as Markayla, and organizations such as Wigglin' Home Rescue to love this girl. Imagine that world.