A Dog Is Rescued From Euthanization And Can’t Hold Back His Happiness

saved 2 days before being put down

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I recently came across a poignant statement that perfectly encapsulates the experience of rescuing dogs: it’s 50% sadness and 50% relief.

This sentiment truly resonates with anyone who has ever encountered abandoned or stray animals.

The initial heartbreak of seeing so many dogs in distress is overwhelming, but it is balanced by the immense relief and joy of knowing that a rescued dog now has a chance at a happy life with a new family.

In this article, we’ll share a touching rescue story about a dog saved from euthanasia, highlighting the transformative power of kindness.

Dear Dog Owner

Fate of Gregory

Sadly, many pet owners today surrender their pets for euthanasia due to the high cost of medical treatments.

This was almost the fate of Gregory, a Beagle who faced euthanasia until Joe Kirk intervened just two days before it was scheduled to happen.

gregory saved

Joe and his wife, Schenley, run Hound Rescue and Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit organization in Findlay, Ohio, dedicated to rescuing neglected animals and providing foster care for older and unadoptable dogs.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Schenley shared: “Gregory is one thankful and appreciative Beagle! He KNOWS he is SAFE! He is Heartworm Positive and will be going through treatment, but he knows he is in good hands! We will get him healthy and provide him all the love he so deserves and a wonderful future!”

Gregory’s New Beginnings

gregory the beagle

After Joe and Schenley brought Gregory to safety, they took him to a veterinarian for heartworm treatment.

Soon after, Gregory was listed for adoption and didn’t have to wait long before a loving family chose to take him home.

He now enjoys life with his new family and a new Beagle sibling.

Reflecting on their rescue work, Schenley beautifully expressed: “We are often asked how many dogs we have saved. The answer that always comes to mind is, we have saved one more. One more dog is safe and will have all of the love and respect that they are so deserving of. One more dog will be properly fed and receive needed veterinary care. One more dog will have a loving forever home. There is no better feeling and nothing in life that is more fulfilling.”

The key takeaway from this story is the profound impact of kindness. Every act of compassion can make a world of difference for dogs in need, and there’s always more we can do to help.

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Zack Keithy
Zack Keithy

Hey, I'm Zack, the Chief Editor here. I was formerly a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) for a good 6 years before moving on to greener pastures. Right now, I am still heavily involved in dog parenting duties, and it is my desire to share all our knowledge with fellow dog owners out there! Connect with me on LinkedIn, or read more about Canine Care Central!

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