I wish all the animals were as lucky as myÂ dogsÂ and cats, warm and snug, all cuddled up on the couch. But the sad reality is too manyÂ dogsÂ and cats arenâ€™t lucky enough to have a warm, loving home.
Too many will have struggled to survive the last two nights of sub-freezing temperaturesâ€“ it breaks my heart to think of those who didnâ€™t make it.Â And for those who did survive, how much they suffered through the numbing, bitter cold…
Here is one such survivor- meet Logan.We just rescued him over the weekend from a horrible situation in Augusta,Â Georgia. Heâ€™s safe now, recovering in our care, but there are another 25+Â dogsÂ there, in just as bad of shape or worse.
I first heard about Logan and the otherÂ dogslast week when a rescuer named Teresa reached out to me. She explained the abandonedÂ dogsÂ had been living together in the woods behind a strip mall in Augusta. ThatÂ all theÂ dogsÂ are in pitiful shape, riddled with severe mange, some with old injuries including broken bones, sleeping in piles of garbage, and scavenging for food.
TheÂ dogsÂ are all shy and fearful- very difficult to catch. Teresaâ€™s rescue group had teamed up with another local rescue to try and trap theÂ dogs. Theyâ€™d been at it daily for two long weeks and notÂ having much luck with the trapping efforts. With the bitter cold coming, they reached out to us for help.
Eric, our Field Operations Manager, and Brian, one of our most experiencedÂ dogcaregivers, drove down to assess the situation on Friday. Soon as he saw the scene, Eric called in,Â â€œTeresa was rightâ€“ theseÂ dogsÂ are in horrible shape, weâ€™ve got to help these guys out.â€
Eric formed a plan with the local groups for Brother Wolf to manage the trapping efforts ongoing. And since the two local rescue groups have limited resources to care for all theÂ dogs, we agreed to bring them back to Asheville for medical care and recovery.
If the rest are like Logan, the medical rehabilitation will be a long process for sure. Loganâ€™s skin is so badly infected that his poor little feet were bleeding every time he took a step. Our medical staff said he was falling asleep standing up, as they tried to examine him.Â Poor guy- heâ€™sÂ exhausted from months, if not years, fending for himself out in the woods.
Audrey, our Adoption Center manager, says that while Logan is scared and shut down right now, â€œI can see a magnificentÂ dogÂ in there- when you look into the depths of his eyes.â€
We will keep you posted on Loganâ€™s recovery. And weâ€™ll keep you posted on the trapping efforts as well. If you are interested in fostering one of theseÂ dogsÂ during their long term recovery, please emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. If you canâ€™t foster and want to help with the costs associated with trapping, rescuing, transporting, and rehabilitating theseÂ dogs,Â please donate today.
As always, thank you for supporting our rescue efforts for the animals,
Founder and President, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue