The majority of animals that are rescued have suffered some sort of hardship otherwise, they wouldn't be in need of rescue. Perhaps they were abandoned, dumped, lost or, simply have lived an outdoor life as their parents before them had. While it's not safe to say that these are "easy" rescues, they are definitely not worst case scenarioes.
An extreme case, for instance, would be a dog that has been neglected to the point of starvation, ribs protruding, eyes begging in a silent scream, why? Or, the injured and uncared for, left to die an agonizing death while their "family" steps over and around them. Or, the pup beaten into submission by owners that know no better than to strike rather than to train. These are rescues of epic proportion and urgency, the Defcon 1 of the rescue world.
Without the help of Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue, the quirky and adorable Fozzy would now likely be at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge. Fozzy's Foster Mama turned Forever Mama compiled a heartwarming and heart wrenching video which depicts his injuries in living color. This is a tear jerker folks, better grab your tissues quickly and then press play.
Jasmine (foster Mama / forever Mama) first saw Fozzy when she collected him at the airport in April of 2014. She took every step of the recovery process right along with Fozzy. She rallied for donations at fundraising events, ran him to the vets office and, monitored daily activities. Jasmine watched as Fozzy struggled to eat, felt her heart expand with love as he became frustrated with his circumstance, felt sadness at how the innocent Fozzy would have ended up without being rescued.
After lots of tests and attempts to provide relief to the pup, Dr. Colleen O'Morrow was brought in to perform the surgery that Fozzy needed to be able to open his mouth. After his surgery, Fozzy experienced an accelerated recovery. He was able to eat a steak the very first day he came home from being operated on. Within days he was galloping around the way that a young pup should be. Fozzy finally got to play with squeaky toys and, could eat treats and enjoy bones. After months of treatment and loving support, he was able to be a normal dog for the first time in his life.
Thanks to an amazing Rescue makeover, Fozzy now has the chance to live a long and happy life with his forever family. Rescue is all about giving animals that hope, that chance at becoming cherished members of loving families.
Because there are so many stories to share, it would be impossible to document them all. The Pack Project however, has selected 3 important and stunning makeover stories to tell. To do justice to all 3 of these dogs, a part 2 article will be posted featuring Rescue dog Gator and Rescue dog Clover. These stories will tug at your heart and fill you with awe at the power of the will to live of these innocent creatures. Make sure you visit us again to take in Part 2!