Darlene dropped everything and went to the technician’s home where she found Smokey, who was barely able to walk and unable to even eat the food she offered. She dropped some unkind remarks to the son and took the dog with her. She offered him food in the car, but he was too weak to eat. He needing vet help – fast.
When Smokey was brought to the animal hospital, he was immediately put on an IV drip where he was given round the clock fluids and proper food. His blood work showed food deprivation that spanned weeks, possibly months. His digestive system was in shock.
Forte Animal Rescue a non-profit rescue group based in Marina del Rey, California, stepped in to help Darlene with the hospital care and bills as well as to re-home Smokey. His vet bills amounted to thousands of dollars of which Darlene and the rescue took care of.
Within a month, Smokey had gained 20 lbs, going from 40 lbs to 60lbs.
A Forever Home
Today, not even a year later, Smokey is recovered and lives in Los Angeles with a wonderful family.
It’s incredible that this woman did whatever needed to be done to save this dog’s life. She could have just thought the tech was exaggerating about the dog, or told her to take him to a shelter. Instead, she and Forte Animal Rescue stepped in and saved a life. She’s a hero in our books!