Meet the newest member of our family. This precious 14 year old toy poodle was brought to a veterinarian to be euthanized… for being old and having a too pricey dental bill.
Lucky for this little guy, the veterinarian refused to put a healthy animal down and asked the owners to surrender the dog to the clinic. This awesome doctor did a dental with extractions, blood work, vaccinations, and had him groomed. She then called the owners offering him back, with a clean bill of health, and a makeover. They refused, and still surrendered their family member of 14 years.
We could be angry, or, be grateful that these pet owners chose to surrender the dog rather than just dropping him off at the humane society. Sometimes we hear stories like these and can’t help ourselves from losing faith in people as pet owners. Fortunately, I’m pretty sure it’s no coincidence that almost simultaneously we find those with kindness and compassion in greater numbers.
Many thanks to the pet hospital that was not only willing to put in the time, effort, expense, and added responsibilities of fostering this little guy… but for giving him the right to enjoy his gift of life to the fullest.
Welcome home new friend, for whatever time you have left, you can count on our love and every comfort you deserve.