Hercules Gets a Ride
We had a special treat with a rescue a
few weekends ago. Hercules is a ten year old Rottie whose mama
bought him as a puppy. When she died, her widower was unable
to care for him so he surrendered him to a shelter where he spent
a month before he was rescued by Southern States Rescued Rottweilers.
Seventeen volunteers transported him in stages from Virginia
to his new home in Oklahoma City.
He was very nervous around men as he had
always been a "mama's boy". And he has arthritis so
he had difficulty getting into and out of vehicles, frequently
requiring chicken nuggets to lubricate his extractions. We kept
him here for his Saturday overnight and took him to Monterey,
TN, on Sunday morning.
We went into a Hardees to get a treat
to lure him from the warm truck out into the cold February morning.
I casually mentioned something about our mission and the manager
gave us a complimentary chicken biscuit and came out to watch.
Imagine the pleasure we all got a day
or so later when his new mama Keren posted the above photo in
the Facebook run sheet we had used to coordinate the transport.
Here are a couple of photos from our transfer