Puppy Update

August 3, 2010 · 5 comments

I posted yesterday about the puppy we found in the vacant house over the weekend, and since I’ve gotten a lot of queries about how he’s doing, I wanted to post a follow-up…

My brother picked the pup up from the vet Monday evening, and the vet basically said that he has some neurological issues and may have some blindness in one or both eyes. The vet really couldn’t predict if he’d get better or worse, but said that he was doing okay as of then, and was ready to go home.

Well, the pup seemed pretty happy last night, was eating and drinking, and seemed pretty normal for the most part. As my brother and his fiancee just aren’t in a position to keep another dog (they already have the dog we found while renovating The Red Garage House last year, plus a few other pets), so he spent most of today looking for a rescue organization to take him.

It seems nearly all of the animal shelters and rescue organizations are full around Atlanta (probably because of all the foreclosures and families giving up their pets), and it took him many hours to find someone to take the pup. Ultimately, he spoke with a woman who runs a large rescue organization in Atlanta, and after hearing the whole story, was happy to take the pup.

The organization is affiliated with an animal clinic that can give the pup 24-hour care until they find a home, and also has a monthly appearance on a local Atlanta morning television show — “Good Day Atlanta.” She said that if he isn’t adopted in the next week, he’ll be featured on “Good Day Atlanta” on August 9, where he’ll surely draw a lot of attention. Worst case, she said she’d be happy to keep the little guy herself if they can’t find a suitable home.

So, it appears we have a happy ending. Hopefully, we’ll get an update at some point in the future on how he’s doing…if so, I’ll certainly let you know…

5 responses to “Puppy Update”

  1. ezra says:

    Yeah! I love happy endings!

  2. Ingrid says:

    This is good news! Yay! 🙂

  3. BrentRoad says:

    Aww, that’s good news!

  4. Good to hear J.Scott. I can never understand how someone can abandon or give up an animal. Having a dog myself, it would be like giving up one of your children.

  5. Rita Fisher says:

    That is great news about the puppy! Thank you for sending the update!

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