Because Stray Rescue has limited space, we have to triage dogs on the street. Unfortunately, that means any dog that looks like it can continue to survive on the street stays on the street. Those that look like the â€œwalking deadâ€ we try to rescue.
That was the case with Daddy Lab.
We had been feeding him for a couple of years. He was a beautiful blonde lab. But as time went on, he grew worse. And because he was also still very feral, he would not come right up to us.
Daddy Lab disappeared, and we thought he hadnâ€™t made it.
A few months later, we spotted Daddy Lab and his â€œgirlfriendâ€ again. By this time, he was so skinny, almost totally hairless and had crust all over his body. He definitely fit the category of â€œwalking deadâ€ and needed to be rescued. He was so hungry, he didnâ€™t even notice when we put the slip lead on him. He seemed interested only in finishing the food before we put him in the car.
Daddy Lab had to spend quite some time at the vet. He was only in a foster home for a short period of time before his new family saw him and couldnâ€™t live without him. He has a new name, Jack, to go with his new life. He couldnâ€™t be happier, and it surely shows.
The story of Daddy Labâ€™s â€œgirlfriendâ€ also has a happy ending. Check out Callawayâ€™s rescue story too.