Just a few days ago, the future for Tippy, a 12-year-old female smooth-coated collie abandoned at the Lancaster Animal Care Center by her owners on March 2, seemed ominous. The senior dog, with the broken heart, barely moved in her kennel; records indicated she had been found in the desert and when her family was contacted, they didn’t want her back:
“Tippie” got lost in the desert… WHAT A LIE! When her “owners” were informed that she was at the shelter they DECLINED to come and get her!! Tippie has allergies and some hip problems which can be addressed, her BROKEN heart may never be mend. This old lady is severely depressed and needs a foster or qualified adopter able to deal with her issues NOW,” stated animal rescuer Antje Stobbe on her Facebook page.
That was then – and this is now! On Wednesday, Tippy was rescued by Grand Paws Senior Sanctuary.
“…Picked her up from the Lancaster Shelter today. Meeting her while she was in the cage she looked totally defeated, wouldn’t even lift her head, let alone stand up. I actually expected her to have trouble walking, but as soon as they pulled her out of her cage she was ready to go! She was pulling me through the parking lot, and when I opened the car door she jumped right in, with a little boost,” the group posted on their Facebook page.
Tippy isn’t looking back. Treated to a dinner feast topped with chicken and vegetables, this senior’s future is brighter, and she has everyone to thank. Again, thank you to all of the readers of the Pet Rescue Report who share the stories and make the difference. Never again will Tippy spend another night in the shelter.
Please PayPal your generous pledges to GRANDPAWSSS@AOL.COM; add a note “Tippy”. Mailing address for checks is Grand Paws, PO Box 513, Acton, CA 93510 please write ‘Tippy’ as a memo.