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Older Dog Resue: A Great Tale

There’s a great story about an improbable dog adoption on the front page of the Los Angeles Times today. Not only it is heartwarming and uplifting but informative (about the rescue scene in LA) too. The story is about how its reporter, Rene Lynch, adopted an older, abandoned German Shepherd who, as the story begins:

was found “lashed to a fence inside an abandoned junkyard. With no food and water, he began drinking his own urine. Part of his right ear was torn or bitten off. A too-small collar was embedded into his skin. Lesions and scabs dotted his back where there should have been fur.”

The dog was indeed one of the lucky ones; there was something very special about this one too, something about his composure and gentle spirit that inspired a series a rescuers who met him. At the story’s end, Rambo has found his “forever home” with Lynch and her husband, and as she observes, “Taking in an older dog like Rambo has been one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences of my life. True, it also sets us up for heartbreak when the moment comes — and it will come sooner rather than later — that Rambo succumbs to old age.”

Read the whole story, and watch the video and the postcript too, it won’t disappoint!




Claudia Kawczynska is The Bark's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief.


Photo by Rene Lynch/Los Angeles Times

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