We had a great success last week when I wrote about a dog my mom was looking to give away. Let’s try again to see if we can get a home for another great dog.
He’s a cute dog who’s recovering from an act of disturbing cruelty. Sally Jeppson and Deane Fay of Gackle, N.D., are fostering him and are looking for a permanent home and family to care for him.
Here’s what Sally sent me by e-mail:
Lucky is a miracle dog that needs a home!
He was found, frightened and injured at our rural Gackle, N.D., farmstead on Nov 1. After the veterinarian’s assessment it was clear that the dog was shot in the face at close range with a shotgun. An unbelievable will to live and divine luck allowed this dog to survive. The shooting probably occurred about three or four weeks ago. Despite this horrible experience, Lucky maintains a great attitude. He is gentle and lovable.
Efforts are underway to find the owners of this dog. Law enforcement and the Humane Society have been notified and an article appeared in the Tri-County news, but no owner has come forward.
The dog is recovering wonderfully from his injuries. It looks like he will lose sight in one eye but the vet says even this may get better. Amazingly he looks fairly normal and isn’t disfigured in any way.
Lucky is a young (about 7 to 9 months) male black Labrador retriever. His body is the short, stocky type. He is learning quickly; he sits and will go on a leash. He readily does his “business” when taken for a walk or let out into the yard.
He gets along great with our large dog and even the cats. Lucky also didn’t bother our horses. He comes when called and when walking without a leash he stays nearby. He would be a great companion and loves attention. He loves to sleep upside down and likes his belly rubbed. He is a very happy-go-lucky fellow. He seems like the type of dog who will bond deeply with his owner. He does not bark.
As of Nov. 19, Lucky will have all his vaccinations and will be neutered. He should go to a loving family or person who will spend lots of time with him. He should probably have a fenced yard to keep him safe.
If you recognize this dog or are interested in adopting him, please call us at 701-485-3454 or call Southwood Veterinary Clinic at 701-252-3430.
If you don’t want Lucky but would like to assist with his care, please send contributions to Southwood Veterinary Clinic: Debra Trnovec DVM, 833 18th St. S.W., Jamestown, ND 58401. Any small contribution would be most appreciated.
I should add that Deane Fay told me that he’s done a bit of training with Lucky and he said the little lab is really good at learning commands and behaves very well. He gets along well with people and animals and sounds like an absolute sweetheart.