|Posted photo of Gordon as he waited to die.|
Gordon sat on death row, unloved and broken, just waiting for someone to come help him. Sad. Lonely. Hurting. And wondering what he did wrong. The clock for Gordon was ticking, and it was ticking fast. He was scheduled to be put to sleep the next day.
“Gordon sits quietly in his cell, with depression setting in, full of pain and fright, waiting for someone to help him out of his situation and lift him up into a loving and caring home. He deserves so much better than this.”
A firestorm of pleas to help this Husky spread like wildfire across the Internet, yet his future looked grim. Gordon, with his sad eyes staring up from his photo stole the hearts of people across the globe and created a frenzy. “Help save Gordon” messages popped up across social networking sites.
That was November 9th.
All looked extremely bleak. Then…enter Adopt-A-Husky (AOH). These folks – knights in shining armor – stepped up and pulled Gordon from imminent execution. Jeromie Williams started a Chip-In fund, and ultimately sent over $900 to AOH in Gordon’s name. The world of animal lovers let out a sigh of relief as he was spared the needle and brought safely into the folds of this foster care rescue and its wonderful volunteers.
But Gordon was a long way from being OK. He was saved, but now he needed to be healed. With so many folks concerned for this Husky’s well-being and wondering how he was faring, I followed up with Adopt-A-Husky to see how Gordon was doing and they gave me a wonderful update. First, they expressed their deep appreciation and were extremely touched by all the people who stepped up and were concerned about Gordon and helped to spread the word and chip in toward medical expenses. And the news is good! According to an Email letter sent to me from the Board of Directors of Adopt-A-Husky, “Gordon is safe with Adopt-A-Husky and went right from transport to the vet. At this point we are unsure of what surgery will need to be done. The most important thing is to get his fever down first-he came in at 104 degrees. He is feeling better today (after some antibiotics were given). Once we feel it is safe to sedate him, we will get Xrays of the jaw and teeth and see for sure what is going on. The good news is that upon exam, his jaw seems good. He had a shaved patch on his hip that could have been from a fentanyl patch so we are not sure how old these injuries are. We will get to the bottom of it and rest assured, any and all vet care that is needed for his complete recovery will be given."
|Gordon, renamed Kaiser, is on the mend!|
|Kaiser out for a stroll.|