Shelter Dog Rescued

What a great story!  (And perfect timing, since this is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month.)

Blackie, a 3-year old Labrador retriever mix was turned over to the Edmonton Humane Society last May when his guardians couldn’t afford the $3,500 surgery he needed to repair his back leg.  The people had paid for similar surgery on his other leg, but apparently just couldn’t swing it twice.  (Who could???)

Anyways, the shelter was afraid that a new adoptive family would be tough to find, given that the new guardians would have to foot the bill for the surgery.  They were just sure they’d have to put the dog down. 

But, lo and behold, the good people of Edmonton came through, donating enough to the shelter’s sick and injured animal fund to pay for the surgery.  Blackie had his operation at the end of August and has been recovering in a foster home.  He was put up for adoption today – no word yet on who the lucky adoptive family is.

I told you it was a great story!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

 [Picture credit:  David Bloom / Sun Media]

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