Sunday, December 16, 2007
Georgia was found on the side of the road and couldn't even stand up. She was skinny, dehydrated, sick and had a previously broken leg that no one had taken the time to fix. I saw her picture on a Great Dane chat room and those eyes just melted my heart.... I knew I had to help her. I called the shelter and they said they had several rescues come to see her but none of them would take her, she would be too expensive to treat. Well, I arranged transport for her to SC and MAGDRL took this sweet girl in and got her the treatment she needed. Poor Georgia, still couldn't stand up on her own for very long and swayed from side to side when she walked, like she was drunk. We discovered that she had Wobblers, a very debilitating disease for these large dogs. The treatment was extremely expensive but through tremendous fundraising efforts we raised the money so she could have surgery. Georgia now has been treated and runs, well.... let's say trots, plays with my other dogs and even loves to go swimming. This girl melted my heart and the heart of another volunteer, Allyson with her determination to survive and her sweet, loving nature. In August we came to the realization that we could not bear the thought of her ever being adopted by someone else and us not being able to see her on a regular basis. We decided to both adopt her and share custody. This was also the only way both our husbands would agree since we both already have several rescues in our homes. We rotate her monthly and she is spoiled rotten! She never gives up and we have never given up on her. She goes to Meet and Greets and is our official ambassador for our Western NC chapter of MAGDRL.
The picture I sent in is from the day we brought her home from the shelter..... could you have said no to that face????