Our Other Rescues
Meet "Chance" our Chocolate Lab, his before & after pictures tell most of his story!
His 1st day here with us, look how starved
Chance 3 months later, look at the sparkle
in his eyes now!
Amazing what good food and care can do in a
He was found on the streets of Webster Parish by a member of the Humane Association and was
brought to a vet clinic in Minden La. I just happen to be there at the same time dropping off one of my clients' dogs
for boarding. He licked my hand as he walked by. As I looked at him my heart cried, there he was so thin, his back leg was
dangling yet he still had that ray of hope in his eyes and so kind to lick my hand. She had brought him there to board him
until it was decided just what to do for him, but it looked very grim. He was an older dog with a broken leg and later it
was found out that he was heart worm positive. I called my friends at the Webster Humane and asked what was going to happen
to him. I was told that he would probably be put down because of his age and medical issues, he would be to hard to adopt
out. I said, NO, just give me the weekend to make arrangements and get some help and he will come home with me. I did just
that, I searched and contacted everyone & anyone that would help me save him. One rescue, Dixieland Dog Rescue paid for
his heart worm evaluation at their vet and another offered to pay to fix his leg if it needed to be. That was all the help
I needed! After his exam, it was discovered that he had been shot and that the leg had healed but was not usable, and he was
started on a heart worm monthly treatment because of his age (approx. 7-8 yrs). My thoughts at this time was that I would
give him the best life possible for whatever time he would have left. Just because he was old, did not not mean he had to
die! He wasn't in any pain, he just needed to be cared for and loved!
months later as you can see, he is doing wonderful! He is now able to run and play. The broken bone in his leg fused and now
he can use it just fine! He will drag you down the driveway! He is also heart worm free after a year of treatment! He has
been with us for over a year now, and the love and joy that he has given us is "Priceless"!
May he run Happy & Free with us until
his life is over!
We Love you "Chance"!
A Poem I wrote for "Chance"
For The Love of
I stole her heart when her eyes met mine
with just a lick of her hand,
she looked at me,
smiled and said
it's going to be alright "little man".
Just give me some time to
make a few calls,
just you wait and see,
We're going to make you well again,
to as good as you can be!
As she walked out the door I thought to myself,
I have heard those words
from others who said they'd be back but
I never saw them anymore.
To my surprise there
just as she said she would be,
with a smile on her face and tears in her eyes
this is what she said
We're going to make you well again,
just as good as you can be,
I am naming you "Chance"
because Today, you are coming home with me!
Your Guardian Angel
Macy 1st night here.
Poor baby itched so bad we were up all night!
Amazing what a few weeks of care
Macy, just a few weeks later!
Look at the "Angel" on her chest!
We weren't even sure what color she was going to be!
One evening, just before dark I placed an order for some food from a restaurant just a mile
from home. I couldn't wait to get it and get back home with plans to sit and watch my taped soaps, I had the house all
to myself that night, Mark was out of town. After taking my shower, I got dressed and drove to go get my dinner. Just after
turning on to the street where the restaurant was I noticed something on the side of the road just outside of the woods. I
said out loud, oh my goodness, is that a puppy? Make next words were, "God, please, oh Please don't let that
be a puppy"! I had to stop and take a look, thinking that if it was, it would surely run back into the woods. As I walked
around the front of my truck, there she was or what I thought sort of looked like a puppy, she slowly crawled to me crying.
I said, Oh My God, you poor baby, it's going to be okay. I slowly picked her up looking at all the sores from ant bites
and fleas everywhere! I opened my back door placing her inside the portable kennel that I always kept in there. I started
crying just listening to her crying while saying out loud, "God, all I wanted to do tonight was get my food and watch
my soaps, BUT NOOOOO, you had other plans for me tonight! And so he did, I took her home, called my vet and explained just
what I had found and he explained to me just what I could do for the night.
bathe her to get all the fleas off, her skin was bleeding as the scabs were cracking. I rubbed different kinds of ointments
on her all night to help stop the itching but not much helped. We sat in the bathroom all night long, everytime I got into
bed she would start crying and shaking. So we sat there all night long, it was a very long night all I could hear was
this same tv commercial for Macy's Department store on my television set playing over & over again. The next morning
I took her to the closest vet I could find. After looking at her he said she didn't have much of a chance, and that it
would take a very long time to try to clear up the sores & mange that she had. He offered to put her down, But as always,
I said NO! He gave me some dip for the mange & meds for the itching and after a few more nights of no sleep and treatment
& lots of love,,,,,here she is! Guess you figured out where she got her name from by now!
Macy now, almost a year old, she was about
9 weeks old when I found her!
What an "Angel"