Some of you know this story from Facebook---
Last week, Gerry was driving down highway 34 and saw a black dog laying on the side of the road, curled up, but looking around...2 other dogs were trotting around the black one. She stopped the car---she immediately saw that the black one was really hurt. Not wanting the others to get hit , she tried to get them in the car.
They'd have nothing to do with that!
No way. They darted, ran, and went back to their friend. So Gerry decided she needed to get black lab to to the vet quickly. She gently scooped up black lab and as she was placing him in the back of her Izuzu, the other two JUMPED into the car with their friend. They were not LEAVING him.
The police pulled up , responding to the call of an injured dog and told G. that there had been calls all week of these 3 dogs roaming the country, but they could never find them . Asking around neighborss/farmers didn't provide any insight as to where they belonged.
Gerry drove to vet in Seward and Told the Vet that we would cover the cost of his care, but to please just do something....
He thumped his tail and was so friendly, even with all the pain.
This old country vet ((in a run down, foul smelling office)) agreed to let us board the other two for a day or so.
He called G. later and said he had no choice but to put the lab down...he had massive internal injuries and all 3 legs were broken.
Both these dogs are horribly emaciated. Starved.
The next day we went to visit the other two.....Such Loyalty/bonding to each other! Standing side by side, the brown male resting his chin on top of the female's head. When I reached in to pet them the little girl's collar was SO tight......I popped the quick release and let it fall to the floor.
Long story short I had to act fast to find them rescue placement, because old time vet had the kennels booked for other customers. I was able to call York county Adopt a Pet *we had gotten dogs from them before, years ago)) and Gail was able to do some talking and pulled some strings, and was able to get York Vet (our vet) to house them in emergency placement. Gerry had to leave work and get them there by 5. The little blonde female slept the 40 miles with her head in Gerry's lap.
She has gone to visit them-----we found out yesterday the brown *german shorthair* has advanced heartworm.
Vet doesn't think he could be cured even IF he could survive the treatment.
Gerry is heartbroken and consumed w/ worry about this little girl being kenneled at the vet all alone now---------(after tomorrow, when the vet Euths him. Gerry has insisted on being there with him, so he can feel the love as he passes)...**Now I'm crying**
I did some research on English SEtters (if she's purebred), and MAN ..they are high energy field dogs....NEED TONS of work every single day.
Even if we didn't have Dar, I don't think I could have the energy.........I'm already worn out.
Looking at some breed specific rescues online this morning............briefly.
I'm not even a hundred percent sure she's an English Setter.
for those of you who have FB, go look at my page.
For those of you who don't I'll be posting some pics here, once I play w/ dar.
he's 'full of beans' and I can't have him waking Kelcie...
“Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger that things are the way they are.
Courage to make them the way they ought to be.”----Augustine