I saw this boy, a 12 y/o lab mix, online. He had several large masses hanging off of his body, on his feet, as well as urine burns on his body. He was due to be euthanized approximately two weeks after he arrived. I could not find a rescue to pull him so I raised funds and drove down to get him. When I saw him at the shelter, he did not get up and come to greet me. In fact, he really didn’t respond at all. He was just laying there on the concrete not moving. I actually ended up adopting without much knowledge about him at all…was he people friendly? was he dog friendly? I did not know. I just knew that I wasn’t going to leave him there in that condition. The staff was not sure if he could walk to the car. I’m not sure if he ever got out of that kennel in the two weeks he was there. They prepared a stretcher to carry him out to my car and load him but he got up and walked on his own. Huck was stabilized and a week later his critical masses were removed and he was neutered. The pathology came back “benign” which was the best news I’d had all year. He and Emilia were rescued together and lived in the garage in quarantine until they were well enough to join the pack. Both were pretty shut-down and took a while to come into their own, but once they did, they were both amazing.
Huckleberry, one of our best saves. He was the sweetest guy there was. It took him a while but he blossomed into such an amazing dog that we loved so very very much. He made me smile everyday and I loved watching him grow into the dog he was. He cried, barked and howled when his dad was out of sight. He barked and ran in circles for his food. He walked like he was wearing little pink plastic girl's high heals. He looked like Kenny from the movie "Meet the Millers". I still can't believe he's gone! His passing was completely unexpected but was quick and cause is unknown. I will mourn his loss for a long, long time!
WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH HUCK!!!
DOB: 2009 | 8.5.21 - 5.17.22