GOLDEN RETRIEVER SET ON FIRE
The inhumanity of human's is unbearable at times.
A young (1-2 y/o) Golden was found as a stray and brought into the Lancaster Shelter with burns down his entire back. Our doctors believe that either lighter fluid or gasoline was poured down his entire back and he was purposely set on fire!!
He is being treated at AMC now for severe burns and we are hoping to stave off infection which is what we are most concerned about at this point. The nerves are actually "killed" by such deep burns so thankfully he is not really in pain since he was in the shelter for several days in this condition before we were able to secure his release.
We have named him Fergus - Irish for Powerful. And of course like all Golden's he is still loving and forgiving and just wanted to be held..
We are totally dependent upon you, our friends, for help with all of the vet bills. Any donations are always so very much appreciated so we can always be there when dogs like Fergus.
Bless you Barry Jacobs for waiting in line today for three hours and driving for another two and saving this baby....
(WE LATER FOUND OUT IT WAS NOT CAUSED BY FIRE, BUT WORSE, BY ACID BEING POURED ON HIM - DOWN THE LENGTH OF HIS BODY!!)
I wanted to share these wonderful pictures of Ferfus having the time of his life with his family and brother.
He has grown up to be a happy, healthy, beautiful young man all thanks to you!!
STRUT YOUR MUTT!
Can't attend? No worries, see details on how you can still support SCGRR at the event!
On October 10, Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue will be participating in Best Friends Animal Society's annual "Strut Your Mutt" event, and you and your dogs are invited to join us!
What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a 5K run (new this year) with/without your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more.
What makes this the coolest event ever?
FERGUS IS GOING TO BE OFFICIALLY ADOPTED AT THE EVENT!
News media will be covering the famous Fergus going to his forever home. He became famous for a very infamous reason, as the dog that become the face of animal abuse by having acid poured all over his back. He not only survived this brutal act, but is the most loving, wonderful pup ever!
Where: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Check-in and onsite registration opens: 7:00 a.m.
5K starts: 9:00 a.m.
Walk starts: 9:00 a.m.
Festival ends at 1:00 p.m.
We are setting up the operation for next week at which time he will also be neutered. He is doing do well in foster care.
He will soon be going to his new family and living the life every companion pal should be.
I am so grateful to everyone that cared so much and still does about what happens to this angel.
Getting to spend time with him has been an amazing experience. I have taken care of many dogs, particularly Golden's in my life, but I don't think anyone, even my own, come close to being as sweet and loving as he is.
When he leaves, it will really leave a hole...
He is a picture of his beautiful face
He is very happy to be out of the doctors finally! He had been there for just about a month His healing will now be at least another six weeks...
He is such a good boy..
Over the past 35 years I have come to utterly despise the city of Lancaster. Nearly all of what you read or hear about the low-hanging fruit that comprise their residents is negative. ESPECIALLY when it comes to the treatment of animals. Truly the dregs of humankind who are unfit to mingle in civilized society, you'll find them in that desert wasteland. Avoid at all cost (unless to rescue pitiful creatures such as Fergus)!