Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Transformation and Adoption of Po
So finally Po has found a home. It took almost 6 months, lots of heartbreak - but Animal Rescue Coalitions, and all the people who came into contact with him refused to give up on him - and he finally has a happy ending. He is now going to live out his days in Dartmouth Nova Scotia with a family who loves him and is willing to spend the time helping him to become the fantastic dog he was born to be.
In addition to the photos in this post - I've uploaded all the pictures I've been sent and put them in a slide show at the bottom of this post so that we can see his transformation over the months. I've had conversations with people over what breed they think Po/Henry is, and the breed we've nailed it down to pretty much is that he's probably mostly wheaten - and he has turned into quite a beautiful wheaten I think.
His life in the first five years was so horrible - more horrible than probably anyone could have imagined - being completely abandoned in a back yard and never having been groomed in that time. And being left to do nothing but bark 24 hours a day at anything and everything - how can anyone expect that a good dog could come out of that immediately?
And yet Po turned out to have the most loving disposition - and the NEED to be loved that could consume the world. He has got a lot of time to make up for, as every formerly chained dog does. And it is SO wonderful that he's being given the opportunity to do it now. So many dogs don't.
So congratulations to Po, and congratulations to Animal Rescue Coalitions - and to hiss fosters Leslie and Aidas and Meagan.
Here's the slideshow -
There was recently a dog down in Corpus Christi USA who was left behind when his owners moved and he starved to death on his chain - and the neighbours around did nothing to help. His name was Shepp - and a lady has written a song called "Chained to You - dedicated to Shepp" - it's a must watch - Shepp was rescued only hours before he died, unfortunately - with his collar embedded in his neck. There are video news reports of his rescue at http://www.kztv10.com/Special%20Projects/305.htm Dogs Deserve Better has a page dedicated to him at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/justiceforshepp.html