We love hearing all the stories of dogs getting rescued, those last minute saves before a dog is scheduled to be put to sleep. Seeing a puppy go from the euthanasia list to safety fills our heart and renews our faith that there are so many others with the drive and compassion that fills us.
We also love to hear about furever homes, that moment when an animal in need has found the place he/she has been searching for. A place of love, safety, security…a family. Something so familiar to us but often foreign to them.
There is sometimes a long road in between leaving death row and finding a home though, some stories we don’t often hear about. Rescues often pull without always knowing a lot about the animals health and behavior. Little ‘surprises’ if you will.
Responsible rescues take the dogs to the vet and immediately start treatment for the medical surprises. Sometimes setting up a chip in to help with the costs while the animal is being treated. Whether they receive donations or not, it is their responsibility to care for the animal and all their needs. So, they depend on donations to replenish their funds for the next dog in need they save.
Pit Crew IL Rescue works with the dogs who have the behavioral surprises. Whether they are shut down, abused, fought, aggressive or just frustrated we love to help turn their world around. Sometimes it is a fast turn around but sometimes it is months of intensive work to help these babies live happy lives. We give them no time limit, we never give up on them.
We have recently been asked to come out to a rescue and assess this little baby. He was rescued about 3 months ago from Georgia where he was set to be euthanized at just 7 months old. Since settling into life at the rescue some behavior issues have come to light. We will be going out tomorrow to see if we can help them with training and/or if he qualifies to enter our long term rehab program. We are excited to be part of his second chance!
Paws crossed for his happy ending!!