Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Wonderful Reason to Help Pets For Vets

  Sometimes rescue dogs are rescued from abusive homes. The story below is about such a rescue. The rescued became a rescuer!
  This is what makes this non profit organization so wonderful.
   Please help! These veterans need you help. Emotional Injuries are just as bad and maybe worse than physical injuries. And if  you are a pet owner, you know how love and devotion you pet gives you. No questions asked.
  If you don't need a hand knitted item from my studio, then go to Pets for Vets and donate directly to them.You can even donate using your paypal account. Be sure and put the hyphens in the address to reach the right organization.



Barb
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A True Story copied from Pets for Vets website.

Alex served in the Army from 1989 to 1992 and was stationed in Germany when the Berlin wall came down. He suffered a spinal cord injury after falling from a four-story roof, which left him a partial quadriplegic. Alex has been hoping to receive a dog to keep him company when he is home alone. He also hopes that he will be able to give back to the VA Long Beach by training his dog to become a therapy dog.
It took awhile to find the perfect match for Alex. We found Roxy at Smashface Rescue and learned about her harrowing tale. Kyle of Smashface Rescue received a tip from the nieces of a man who was abusing his dogs. Kyle was able to secure Roxy and her seven puppies and remove them from the property. Roxy suffered major internal damage from all of the abuse she endured, including a ruptured spleen. After recovering, from her injuries she was ready for her “forever” home.
Alex and RoxyPets for Vets worked with Roxy to increase her confidence around people. She was also desensitized to a wheel chair and taught to walk next to it. Roxy’s favorite behavior was learning to take peanut butter from a long handled spoon so that her new Dad would be able to feed her too. She was quick to pick up basic obedience and not to bolt out of doors.
The moment Alex met Roxy for the first time, he was speechless. She sat on his lap to be cuddled and taken for a ride around the house. Roxy had finally found her family.