Months back, on Christmas Eve, I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw an article about two abandoned canines. The person who found the dogs (whom we later named Lainey and Frankie) was pleading for help. He had discovered them in a ditch not far from his home and had no idea what to do with them. Despite our plans to travel over the New Year, we knew we had to help these dogs. We decided to bring them home and hold our breath for the next 36 hours until our veterinarian opened – we feared Lainey would succumb to her infections.
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The Sad Discovery Lainey looked like an alien creature when we found her. She stank, she couldn’t see, and she bled around our couch. It was a heartbreaking sight, but we were determined to give her a chance at a better life.
Lainey’s Road to Recovery To our joy, Lainey not only survived but thrived in our home. With the help of regular veterinarian visits, antibiotics, ivermectin, and twice-weekly medicated baths, her infections started to clear up. Her hair grew back, and her spirit was rekindled. We then discovered who the real Lainey was: a funny, loving girl who had never had the chance to be a puppy. It was finally her time to enjoy life as a real dog! And that’s exactly what she did and continues to do.
Finding a Forever Home Four months passed, and before we knew it, our once smelly, swollen foster dog was ready to find her forever family. The timing couldn’t have been more serendipitous as a friend of ours, Kelly, was looking for a companion. We were thrilled to learn that she wanted Lainey and had been following our photos and updates about her progress. After sending additional information, pictures, and videos, Kelly and her partner, Larry, were smitten, and we began planning her adoption.
Luna’s Happy Ending Lainey, now Luna, lives the pampered life in Georgia with her new parents and three cat siblings. We couldn’t have asked for a better life for her. Luna is a testament to the resilience and capacity for love that dogs possess, no matter their past circumstances.
In the end, the story of Luna’s transformation from a sad, abandoned pup to a beloved family member is a heartwarming reminder of the power of love and care. It’s a tale of second chances and the incredible bonds that can form between humans and their furry companions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How did you find Lainey and Frankie?
We came across them through a Facebook article posted by the person who found them in a ditch near his home.
2. What was Lainey’s condition when you found her?
Lainey was in a terrible state – she was dirty, couldn’t see, and had infections that required immediate attention.
3. How did you nurse Lainey back to health?
We worked closely with our veterinarian, providing antibiotics, ivermectin, and medicated baths, which helped her recover.
4. How did Luna find her forever home?
A friend of ours, Kelly, decided to adopt Luna after seeing her progress and falling in love with her through our updates and videos.
5. Can you tell us more about the organization that helped with Luna’s vet care?
Certainly! Brown Dog Union, based in Hopkinton, MA, is an amazing group that rescues dogs and cats from southern states, often with serious medical needs, and covers all expenses to ensure their well-being. They are a dedicated and compassionate team that we are proud to support.