(Please note that this is a guest blog, written by Christine – it originally appeared here. Christine was kind enough to allow us to reproduce it here.)
Adoption Tale: Robert’s Going Home Party!
Robert’s story is truly a miraculous one. This sweet guy, a 4 year old paraplegic, was rescued by Pets Alive back in February just moments before he was scheduled for euthanasia at the NYC Animal Care and Control. He could only use his front legs to get around and had to drag his back legs behind him. He was initially found with multiple lacerations, and would need round the clock care to relieve his bladder. It is believed that he was hit by a car and received no treatment for his injuries. As he sat immobilized, scared and in pain in his cage awaiting his fate, he had no idea how his life was about to change!
Pets Alive stepped in and gave him the chance at life that no one else would give him. It was a long, hard road for Robert that included spinal surgery, countless hours of physical therapy and a fancy set of wheels to get around, but today there was celebration as Robert went home to start his new life!
My sister and I joined the hoopla as Pets Alive pulled out the stops for Robert! There were donated balloons set up all around the property, oak tag with pictures of his journey and good luck wishes, baked goods and even a large cake with Robert’s picture on it, graciously donated by a local bakery (Bakery Plus in Middletown, NY).
His half eaten cake…..
Our cable network was even there to cover the story! Today was truly Robert’s day. He was treated like a rock star and deserves no less.
What began as a lonely, painful and not so hopeful future…
…ends with a whole lot of lovin’ for a dog that touched more lives than he’ll ever know!
Thank you Pets Alive for doing what you do! Good luck in your new home sweet boy! You’ll be living out the rest of your precious life worry free and smothered with love.
Filed in Animal Rescue by kerry on Aug 20, 2012. There are 6 Comments