Great news!! Scout has been adopted! His foster mom could not bear to see him go to another home so she adopted Scout! He is doing wonderful! He is a big lap dog now!
This is the story of Scout. I do believe if you are doing something you love for no personal gain of your own, the odds are already on your side. Scout was pulled from a high kill shelter. He was about 35 pounds underweight, his skin was in terrible shape and he was heartworm positive.
He went to his new foster home to start recovery but his luck turned up short. The lady who was fostering him said he did not get along with her dogs and she could not keep him contained. She had several others fosters and said he needed one on one and asked that he be replaced. Well, speaking of those odds, I happen to be putting one on transport that same day for his forever home. That’s rescue, one finds a home and opens the window of opportunity for the next in need. “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6.
I really knew nothing about him other than he was very underweight and infested with fleas and ticks. I had never dealt with that personally but, if he was in need I would learn. I will never forget the day I picked him up. I cried all the way home. How could anyone let a helpless animal get in this condition? Just to be perfectly honest, I didn’t think he had a chance. I thought he was too far gone to make a recovery but, boy was I wrong. I said to myself that day, all you can do is love him, feed him, medicate him and hope and pray for the best. From that day forward that is exactly what I did.
Today, after much TLC, Scout weighs 75 pounds, has a beautiful coat, and is on his way to perfect health, and if I do say so myself, he is one stunning, handsome boy. Oh and as they say the rest of the story, he has never once even offered to escape his kennel and plays well with all my personal dogs which are American Pit bull Terriers, plus all of the many fosters who come and go. If I have learned nothing else from my experience with Scout, I have learned always take that chance even if it looks hopeless, you just never know. Scout is recovering from his malnourishment and infestation, but he is positive for heartworm and will be undergoing treatment very soon.