It's not too often there's a happy ending for a dog like Smiley -- one who has numerous special needs.
But because of the generosity of a whole lot of people who came together over the Internet, Smiley is no longer in danger of being put to sleep and is beginning his new life today with a rescue organization.
Smiley will be headed off to Hope Spay and Neuter Clinic tomorrow morning to have his neuter done as well as get his Rabies, 4dx, Bordtadella (kennel cough) shots done. He will also be heartworm and Lyme tested. He will also have his nails trimmed. Smiley then will return to the pound. I have to thank Hope for getting Smiley in on short notice (less then 24hrs) and generously waiving the fees for his blood work and kennel cough.
On Tues February 19th myself (Roz) and Katie Z. Co-Director of Project Precious Rescue, Inc. will pick up Smiley and transport him to John Gagnon's Pet Resort in Colchester, CT. John will evaluate and start Smiley's rehabilitation process. This can take from 4-6 weeks. There is a fee for this process and that is where you all came in. The fee is 160.00 a week for his training and his boarding.
Katie Z. of Project Precious will be in constant contact with John Gagnon and will continually update me as to Smiley's progress. I will then keep you updated from there.
I can't say that I have ever been so impressed by the outpouring concern and support for Smiley and all involved with saving this boy !!! Paws crossed that he does well and prospers from rare opportunity. Please stay tuned for further Smiley updates !!!
Even the funds needed -- $1,285 -- have been raised to pay for his care, boarding and training. Smiley will still need a forever home, but in the meantime he's safe and getting the medical care and training he needs to prepare for his future.
Good luck Smiley!