The incomparable Janice Wolf, founder of Rocky Ridge Refuge, has done it again; saving the life of a pitiful dog whose body is ravaged by the effects of disease and neglect.
In this most recent rescue effort, her save came literally in the nick of time.
The dog, now known as "Decker," was suffering at a San Antonio, Texas, animal control facility when Wolf ran across his information. Knowing that a dog in his condition would not be granted a reprieve, she quickly emailed the facility with an offer to take him in.
The facility had never worked with Rocky Ridge Refuge before, but one of the staff members rushed to notify the powers that be that there was a rescue offer on the table.
The request to pull Decker came just in time.
Decker was already in the dreaded "E-room," where he had been sedated in preparation for his deadly injection.
...seconds away from death, he was given a miraculous reprieve! But then, due to the 'red tape' and time needed to be approved to pull from this facility, and his need to be gotten quickly, it looked like my attempts might be thwarted again.
That's when a kind employee assisted me by putting me in contact with a Shelter partner who was able and willing to do what it took to help this dog and me!
Decker is out of the facility and a woman named Peggy Brinks, with Cressie Animal Refuge and Enrichment (CARE), is assisting in his care until he can be transported to Arkansas to join the Rocky Ridge Refuge clan.
Decker has a long road ahead of him. His body is literally ravaged by untreated mange, he is covered in open, infected sores and he is emaciated.
However, Decker is out of immediate danger and is headed towards a bright future where he will be provided with the best of care and unconditional love.
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