Elton came home to us today.
Never have I
witnessed a more lost and damaged soul.
He tried so hard
But I know he's going to be okay.
one day, his tail will wag proudly because he'll be happy.
he could ever imagine.
We have his foster parents to thank for this.
The funding is one thing, but the love is the biggest thing of all. Money can't buy them love.
On behalf of Elton, thank
you Denise and John. You've saved this little boy's heart. And perhaps he'll help to mend yours as he finds his way along
the same rescue path that Mortimer took to you.
And to all our
dear friends out there. It's my pleasure to introduce you to Elton and his new family.
You'll want to see the video below because one day, we're going to compare to a much happier one.
Please keep sending those pawsitive thoughts for Elton. He's going to need all the
love and support we have in us to give.
Meet our first rescue case for 2015.
We've named him Elton. This is his story…
Elton was first saved on Dec 4th by Animal Control Officers of a rural shelter outside Toronto.
They found him in an empty barn barely alive.
He had 18 puncture wounds around his neck.
He was frostbitten and severely emaciated.
They didn't think he'd make it through the night.
He spent the first few days on IV at a local vet clinic, followed
by 2 weeks of antibiotics and pain medication.
We can only speculate what happened to little Elton.
The AC officers suspect he was dumped by a hunter and perhaps attacked by dogs or coyotes.
But he's a survivor.
He sought refuge in an empty barn and waited for a miracle.
In a world filled with what seems like an endless supply of tragedies, there are still
little miracles happening every day.
the holidays, while we celebrated the season - Elton was slowly recovering.
In the care of the shelter, he gained some much needed weight
and gradually healed from his physical injuries.
But he's only healed on the surface.
He hasn't recovered from the emotional trauma.
This gentle lamb is heartbreakingly shy and absolutely terrified
of EVERYTHING (people, leashes, loud noises, vehicles).
He needs someone to fix him on the inside.
I am delighted to tell you that we're gonna do that.
Yes, Elton doesn't know it yet but someone (2 someones actually) are about to save his life!
On Christmas Day, while Elton was recovering at the shelter, BOB Grad Mortimer said goodbye to the phenomenal family
that adopted him from us exactly 6 years ago.
It was sudden and it was devastating.
Denise & John had no intention of getting another dog so soon…"unless one
falls into our laps", Denise told a friend earlier today.
It seems Elton has done just that and BEFORE they've even met him.
That's the extraordinary kind of people they are.
Just as Mortimer was an extraordinary kind of dog.
He left at Christmas.
He left at the most joyous time of year.
At a time when we tend to be at our best.
At a time when we celebrate the joy of giving more than any other
time of the year.
seems only fitting that Mortimer chose this special time to say goodbye.
He was all about giving.
And he didn't dare leave without giving to another.
So to you, Mortimer, I thank you for all you did to keep that generosity of heart burning
bright for those who had the good fortune to know and love you.
Elton won't replace you but he will be loved by the same ones who loved you so deeply.
What greater gift than that?