Have you ever wondered what it is like to walk in the shoes of a rescue operator? If you ever get an opportunity to speak with or to experience a piece of their life firsthand, than you understand the burdens these special people take on and carry each and every day.
It may be a financial game of balancing the needs with available rescue resources and difficult at times to bear, but rescue coordinators will always say the rewards are overwhealming. Just like in the case of Henry, an 85-pound ball of gentle love that was recently taken in by Critter Calvary Rescue.
Candace heads adoption and rescue coordination and recently shared the story of how this special dog touched so many volunteers.
“It was early on Monday morning and a lady called me with great concern about a dog that came on her property and had a gunshot wound to his leg. Her vet had recommended she call several rescues and I was the only one who actually answered her call.
I had no idea what he looked like, but knew it was urgent that he be seen by a vet right away. I told her he really needed veterinary care and she said she would help with his vet bill. She took him to our vet two hours later and the prognosis was grim. His leg was shattered beyond repair and we had no choice but to amputate the limb right away.
Of course we knew the amputation would be costly. His bill is close to $900 and the lady who brought Henry in was generous to donate $300 to the cause.
Everyone that meets Henry says he is the best dog in the world. I had not seen him until recently and am hooked on the warmth and charm of this giant dog. He is doing well, but had a bumpy few days after the amputation due to the pain. His wonderful foster mom, Nikole, has two very young children and she stepped up like a trooper to help out with this big boy! She adores him. He is wonderful with her 3 and 1-year old boys. What more could you ask from a dog?
He is a 2 to 3-year old that has much life and love to give, and with great charm to boot. Since the number “3” is my lucky number….I find him quite special!”
Henry was recently adopted by his foster family. After getting to know this gentle giant, they simply couldn’t imagine life without him.
However, the rescue needs donations to keep helping sick, injured, and abandoned animals. Henry’s bill alone was nearly $1,000 and medical expenses add up quickly since the rescue currently cares for over 200 dogs currently in foster care.
If you would like to make a donation, please contact Candace at email@example.com.