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Animal Rescuers Become a Sick, Abandoned Dog's Many Best Friends


Animals  (tags: dogs, GoodNews )

Jill
- 797 days ago - latimes.com
Rambo's story. with a very happy ending ..



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Teresa W. (691)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:38 am
noted, thank you
 

Aino Viita (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:37 am
noted
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:42 am
God has blessed this dog!
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:07 am
thanks
 

. (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:49 am
Patlogar another angel from heaven came to earth
Congratulations Jill stories with happy endings make us more optimistic - thx to Rith for fw
 

Michela m. (3940)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:18 am
Noted
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (457)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:29 am
Thank you dear Jill!
 

Dawn Mason (108)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:43 am
Noted, Thank you!
 

Patrizia S. (315)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:49 am
noted shared
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:40 am
This story is the PERFECT example of why ALL dogs need to be spayed and neutered so that EVERY dog needing a home will find one. With SO many people in this world different viewpoints and mindsets, there will ALWAYS be a home for EVERY animal, if the animal is given the chance to survive.
GOD BLESS everyone whi had a part in saving this beautiful boy!! I hope your having a wonderful life Rambo!!!

Thank you Jill for making my day after reading too many sad stories on a miserable monday morning.
And thank you dear Ruth for sending this story to me to make my day brighter.
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:14 am
Thanks Jill, glad someone rescued Rambo!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:34 am
noted, thank you Jill and Juan Carlos for the forward
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:57 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting Jill.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:58 pm
Noted Tks. Jill... Glad that Rambo has a happy ending and a new home....
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:59 pm
Such a sad story of Sid & what a happy turn for Rambo to find his forever home. All animals deserves this same chance. Thanks Jill for sharing this dog's story. It brought tears to my eyes when I look at my 3 dogs & know just how happy & loved they are & wish the same for so many of them to have the same.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1650)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:54 pm
Loved Rambo's video! Got interupted by a man eager to show me a pic of his dad's 11 week old puppy so didn't get to see all of it. Thnx Jill.
 

Laurie H. (714)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:16 pm
Each and every animal should have a chance for a good life no matter the odds. Thank you for making my day, dear Ruth and Jill!~ Love happy endings!!!!!!!!!!!!~
 

Mary T. (186)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:04 pm
Thanks Jill for sharing this story of Sid and later become Rambo, Bless all the people that took the time to save this baby.
 

Kim O. (399)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:12 pm
Thanks for the great story Jill! Soo glad he's not skinny and itchy anymore and somebody loves him!! Made me smile!!
 

Marie W. (65)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:14 pm
Good news.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:34 pm
Love those happy endings, and I'm so happy that Sid/Rambo found his, and that his many rescuers were told about it -- That probably made their year, not just day.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:40 am
I have rescued animals since a child, and have 7 rescues at the moment who live like kings and queens. There is nothing in my life that is more rewarding than giving an animal a 2nd chance. Bless all you animal rescuers,
 

Michelle S. (455)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:57 am
I live in the San Gabriel Valley....in fact, not too far from the El Monte clinic. Some of the neighborhoods in the surrounding suburbs where I live have a reputation for....I'll be kind here and not stir up controversy....irresponsible pet ownership. These are multi-ethnic neighborhoods where, culturally speaking, attitudes towards animals are, let's just say, less than progressive and lacking in sincere compassion.

If The Fates were to only allow twice as many animals the profound luck and luxury afforded this beautiful, elderly creature, how different would our world be. We are a primitive species, to be sure. Not even half as intelligent as the creatures we so arrogantly and self-assuredly label "animals."

This is a lovely article, and one I will cherish having read. I needed this tonight after posting and sending one horror story after another out to be noted, read, acknowledged.

From the article:

"Wilson spoke her fears out loud. "No one is going to adopt him."

***

The visitor with the biscuit was me.

One day earlier, my husband and I had lost Biggie, our 13-year-old shepherd mix, to a tumor. We decided we'd adopt a dog no one else wanted and spoil him rotten, in tribute to Biggie.

Now sitting before me was the canine equivalent of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Shy and smelly, he was perfect. A few days later, he was in our back seat for the drive home.

In the months that followed, Sid was introduced to luxuries like a treat jar, dog beds and long daily walks. He soon tipped the scales at 133 pounds. His fur grew in thick and glossy thanks to a daily cocktail of supplements and medications. His skin condition is vastly improved, but will probably never be cured. He is still a tad stinky.

It wasn't long before I began to wonder about his rescuers. I wanted to thank them, of course. But I also wanted to know: Why were they moved to save a long shot like Sid?

Sid came with a few pages of documentation containing the little that was known about his medical history. A neutering certificate led to the El Monte clinic. Phone calls helped piece together Sid's journey. In addition to Patlogar, Browde, Pespisa, Evans and Wilson, dozens of others had helped in ways big and small.

Saving a dog can be like rereading the same mystery novel over and over only the final chapter is always missing. Animal rescuers rarely, if ever, know the fate of the dogs they temporarily save. That "not knowing" can eat at them.

Several of Sid's rescuers began to quietly sob when they learned he had made it and had a new name: Rambo. They delighted in details about his everyday life, asking questions about whether he got table scraps, barked at the mailman or had a favorite place to sleep. Several want to visit him. They asked for photos to hang over their desks and in their offices.

Nearly all animal rescuers treasure such rare mementos, fuel for the blind faith that keeps them going in the face of daunting odds.

"People always say they are going to keep in touch and let us know what happens, or send us a picture," Patlogar said. "But then they get busy."

Mostly, though, they just wanted to hear the news I was happy to give them.

At last, Rambo had found his forever home."

We all love happy endings. Thanks, Jill. Hugs, Michelle
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 1:03 am
never give up on a dog they make wonderful companions. kudos for the rescuer
 

Veronique L. (214)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 1:07 am
At last a happy endiing story! Thank you!!
 

Danuta Watola (1200)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 1:40 am
noted
 

Mariette G. (150)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:04 am
Thanks Jill for this great story with a happy ending!
 

John S. (304)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:24 am
Thanks, noted.
 

Erika M. (202)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:27 am
Thar brought tears to my eyes.
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:08 pm
thnx jill wonderful story!!!!!!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:44 pm
Thanks for the "happy ending" story, Jill :)
 

Susan S. (191)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 7:39 pm
Thanks.
 

back soon no-mail (388)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:00 pm
What a wonderful story! Sid/Rambo is a very lucky dog. Thank you Jill, you made my day.

Forever cherish your dogs and treat them with love ♥
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:47 pm
love happy endings!
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 12:58 am
Wonderful Wonderful story!! Thanks so much Jill - I am still sniffling - and my rescue dog has seen this as a good opportunity for an extra cuddle! Rambo is the kind of 'no one else will look at them' animal that my friends and I always end up with - and they are soooo amazing when we have sorted some of their problems out! What a nice start to the day!
 
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