September 18, 2004
This is Cooper,
named so because he was found last Thursday at the major intersection of Cooper
and Mayfield in Arlington, TX. He had apparently just been hit by a car and was
running in circles in the middle of the intersection, crying loudly in fear and
pain. He has a few broken bones in his rear paw but nothing that won't heal as
good as new. He was a very lucky little guy to have only had minor injuries in
a busy, busy 8 lane intersection!
where the story gets interesting...The Griffon guardian angels were out in full
force that day and Cooper was scooped up within seconds by a passing motorist
and taken to the nearest animal hospital. She couldn't pay for his treatment nor
could she keep him because of her cats. This would have normally resulted in non-treatment
at a clinic...but again, he was lucky. A fellow rescue person was at the clinic
at that moment and saw him. She thought he might be a Griffon and called me. I
went over to see him, identified him as a Griffon or Griffon mix and brought him
home with me. Within hours, Cooper went from being a dirty, matted little street
urchin to a pampered house pet.
Cooper is a darling little
boy, maybe only 10-12 months old, weighs 8 pounds, docked tail, large white patch
on his chest. He's very sweet and social. Loves to give kisses but he's almost
too wiggly to be a lap dog since he's still a puppy. He's being a wonderful little house dog, mostly housebroken, learning to play with toys and loving all the attention he can get.
Cooper is in Texas.
If you would like more information,
contact Linda McKellar
. If you are interested
in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
Keep in mind that we prefer
to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone
from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to
fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to
travel in the cabin with the passenger.
October 12, 2004
Cooper has been Adopted!
From Cooper's new Mom:
We have renamed Cooper "Lord Byron". He already answers to his new name, and has settled in quite nicely. As you can see from the photo, he found his throne right away and doesn't seem to be suffering from separation anxiety at all :-)
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