Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cadbury WILL Have a New Life!

It's always hard to look at these pictures.  Your mind can go so many places with the "what happened to him", "who did this to him", "how much has he suffered".  Its all just so heartbreaking. 

We want to tell you about Cadbury and then focus on the positive.   Cadbury is on his way to us RIGHT NOW and we need your help to make it happen!

Meet Cadbury, the beautiful, sweet, soon to be, LARGE chocolate lab.  Cadbury found himself in a high-kill shelter about 60 pounds underweight and in fates hands. He has had a run-in that has torn one of his ears and needs emergency dental work for teeth that have not survived the malnutrition he has faced. This is what we need your help with.   These bills are about $800.

Typically, shelters are too full, with not enough resources or time to help a dog like Cadbury out of his situation.  So here we go on the great and positive events that are happening here...

Cadbury, at some point had someone in his life,...maybe a previous owner or a good Samaritan that had him neutered (AMAZING!).  He was tested at the shelter yesterday and miraculously, he is heartworm negative!  In the shape he is in, he passed his state health inspection to be able to come to Dogs XL Rescue in order to get to the next phase of his life.   A foster home is set up and ready to give him love, attention, and LOTS OF YUMMY FOOD.

In order for dogs like Cadbury to be saved, a line of devoted people have to come together perfectly, or that life is lost.   The amazing list begins with the person that pulled him from his horrible situation of near death and starvation and the shelter staff that chose to help him by putting their necks on the line to reach out to a rescue vs euthanizing him due to his condition.  Too often, this is an unsuccessful feat due to the pure numbers of dogs needing help.

From there, there is a multiple car/person of transport of volunteers that are coordinated to drive Cadbury to the Baltimore area to Dogs XL Rescue.   This is happening as your read this!  Once with he is with us (and believe, me, this is just taking a glimpse of tip of the iceberg on his team of volunteers working on his behalf), he will have adoption coordinators, foster home coordinators, dog adoption event coordinators, veterinarians, drivers, and a special foster family all pulling for him and working each day to make sure he is doing well and finds the best and most loving forever home.  

Still staying very positive, because sometimes you just have to do this heart-wrenching work, we will be sending out pictures in the future of a beautiful, healthy, HUGE and hopefully overweight, chocolate lab, snuggling with his new found family that will cherish him and give him the life he deserves.  I'm sure there will be a ball fetching and some swimming in that new life too!


We hope that with your help, Cadbury might look like this one day....  :)

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