Laplace Interstate Rescue Dog

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On Friday, April 17, 2015 a motorist on side of I10 spotted an injured dog laying in the swamp under the bridge. Louisiana State Police were notified and officers from Troop B contacted Captain Brandon from Cajun Pride Swamp Tours. They immediately jumped into action. After walking a half of mile through the swamp, Captain Brandon and the officers used a rope ladder and ice chest to make a basket and hoist him back up to the interstate. The dog has a severe leg injury and is full of puncture wounds but was happy to show love to all who helped save him. He was taken to the St. John Animal Shelter where it was determined his injuries were more than they could handle. He is being transported Monday to Furry Friends Animal Hospital in Harvey where he will receive the medical care he needs and then he will go to Jefferson SPCA located in Elmwood where he can eventually be adopted.  All donations will go to Jefferson SPCA for his care.  He is a very sweet and lovable dog considering all he has been through. All donations are greatly appreciated to give this boy a second chance at life he deserves.
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April 22, 2015 UPDATE: Wow!! We are so completely amazed and thankful for all the support we have received in such a short amount of time for this boy. Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared his story and this page. There is no one specific person to thank, but there are a few people that we would like to make sure get some recognition for all their help. This has been a team effort and it has been amazing to see how everyone has pulled together to do their part in helping. First, we would like to thank Louisiana State Police Trooper B. Lemoine, Trooper K. Fellon, and Captain Brandon for making sure they did everything they could to get him to safety. We would like to thank Jezebel Schmind, ARNO, Jefferson SPCA, Furry Friends Animal Hospital, St. John the Baptist Shelter, Riverlands Animal Hospital and the staff at Cajun Pride for all of their help in getting him where he is today. ………Now for the updated information on this sweet boy who was given the name Gator. On Monday, he was picked up from St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter by “Swamp Girl” to be transported to Furry Friends Animal Hospital. On the way there, a pit stop was made to Cajun Pride Swamp Tours so Captain Brandon could be reunited with him. I am not sure who was more excited, Gator or Captain Brandon but the two of them seeing each other put smiles on our faces. We could immediately tell that Gator was feeling much better. The weak dog that was found Friday was now full of energy, ready to play and get more love. After he left the swamp, Gator was brought to Dr. Rediel at Furry Friends Animal Hospital where he will get care from her and her staff until he is well enough to be at Jefferson SPCA. It was determined that his leg was not broken, just severely infected from a deep puncture wound. He tested high positive for heartworms and is full of mosquito bites, ringworms, and puncture wounds all over his body. He seems to be around 2 years old and will definitely need an adopter that can handle his power and stamina. He is a strong boy with a will to live and we are certain that he will make a great companion once he is ready for a new home. For more updates and videos of Gator you can visit the Cajun Pride Swamp Tours Facebook page. Once again, thanks to all who have shared Gator’s story, donated to his care, and helped with his rescue. Also an extra special thank you to Jefferson SPCA who accepted him without hesitation once it was advised our local shelter could not.
Gator with Captain Brandon
Gator giving kisses
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Silena Evion
49 months ago
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How can I find out of he is fixed and chipped? My dog has been missing since Jan 25th of this year and they look identical. I need to call the shelter tomorrow. What's the exact name of where he is located? I have photos and can describe markings.

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Kristi Peppo St Pierre
49 months ago
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The state trooper in the last pic is my soon to be brother in law. He has saved many lives and I'm glad he was able to help save a dogs life! He's an animal lover and I'm no surprised he was there to help! Hope this doggy has a quick recovery!

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Babette Olsen
49 months ago
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God bless him, I hope he is adopted by a good family and that he will only know love and gentle touches for the rest of his life.

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Lori Bair
49 months ago
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Thanks Kristi Peppo St. Pierre. Since this first happened Friday, I have been overwhelmed to see so many animal lovers show support and love for this dog. I look forward to posting updated pictures as he recovers. He will be in great hands at Furry Friends Animal Hospital. Please let your brother in law know we are forever grateful.

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Mike Himes
49 months ago

I challenge you all to donate to help in this dogs care.

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Kay Rogers
49 months ago

Silena, I don't live in La. but have been following his story and donating here from TN. I understand he is at Dr. Rediel at Furry Friends Animal Hospital. I don't know the city, but I'm sure you can contact the SPCA in Jefferson who had him originally. I PRAY he is your dog. PLEASE let all of us know if he is. Poor baby.

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Debbie Ownby
49 months ago

Silena Evion I hope and pray this is your dog. Good Luck and Prayers sent your way.

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Kelly Sue
49 months ago

Thank you everyone responsible for saving this pup, from the citizens that reported his whereabouts to the officers and Captain Brandon from Cajun Pride and each and everyone of you helping to get this pup healed. (So sad to think it sounds like he may have been used as a bait dog as that is usually what being "full of puncture wounds" amounts to)! Thank you everyone even those with their shares and Prayers!

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Trisha Olson
49 months ago

God bless all that help in this dog's rescue, recovery and adoption you are all heroes!!

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Sherry Nassar
49 months ago

I love compassionate humans like these men who saved this injured dog - they are true heroes.

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49 months ago
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Michelle Guillot
49 months ago

Thanks for all that y'all do. Y'all are true heroes! Take good care of this little buddy!

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Shelley Pong
49 months ago
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49 months ago
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William Spaetgens
49 months ago
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Jackie Daugherty
49 months ago

Good luck poor doggy! THANK YOU for rescuing him/her....You are all angels!

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49 months ago
Silena Evion
49 months ago
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How can I find out of he is fixed and chipped? My dog has been missing since Jan 25th of this year and they look identical. I need to call the shelter tomorrow. What's the exact name of where he is located? I have photos and can describe markings.

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Kristi Peppo St Pierre
49 months ago
3
3

The state trooper in the last pic is my soon to be brother in law. He has saved many lives and I'm glad he was able to help save a dogs life! He's an animal lover and I'm no surprised he was there to help! Hope this doggy has a quick recovery!

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Babette Olsen
49 months ago
1
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God bless him, I hope he is adopted by a good family and that he will only know love and gentle touches for the rest of his life.

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Lori Bair
49 months ago
1
1

Thanks Kristi Peppo St. Pierre. Since this first happened Friday, I have been overwhelmed to see so many animal lovers show support and love for this dog. I look forward to posting updated pictures as he recovers. He will be in great hands at Furry Friends Animal Hospital. Please let your brother in law know we are forever grateful.

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Mike Himes
49 months ago

I challenge you all to donate to help in this dogs care.

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Kay Rogers
49 months ago

Silena, I don't live in La. but have been following his story and donating here from TN. I understand he is at Dr. Rediel at Furry Friends Animal Hospital. I don't know the city, but I'm sure you can contact the SPCA in Jefferson who had him originally. I PRAY he is your dog. PLEASE let all of us know if he is. Poor baby.

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Debbie Ownby
49 months ago

Silena Evion I hope and pray this is your dog. Good Luck and Prayers sent your way.

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Kelly Sue
49 months ago

Thank you everyone responsible for saving this pup, from the citizens that reported his whereabouts to the officers and Captain Brandon from Cajun Pride and each and everyone of you helping to get this pup healed. (So sad to think it sounds like he may have been used as a bait dog as that is usually what being "full of puncture wounds" amounts to)! Thank you everyone even those with their shares and Prayers!

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Trisha Olson
49 months ago

God bless all that help in this dog's rescue, recovery and adoption you are all heroes!!

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Sherry Nassar
49 months ago

I love compassionate humans like these men who saved this injured dog - they are true heroes.

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