2011 has proven to be Saraâ€™s year! Her adoption is at the top of the list and thanks to the Animal Leagueâ€™s Sponsor Program for special-needs pets like Sara, she will continue to receive quality medical care for the rest of her life. Sara seems happy in her loving home and she gets along with housemate cats Evie and Crumbs. They share water bowls, toys and alternate the best spots for napping on the couch. She continues to get her eye drop medication and thatâ€™s usually followed by one of her favorite treats (Begginâ€™ Strips or Frosty Paws). Did you know that Sara snores? Her family is getting used to it! Sara has also quickly become the unofficial greeter at the local dog park. Sheâ€™s the first at the entrance to welcome every single dog.
Special News: Sweet SARA has finally found her loving home!
The New Year is already proving to be a lucky one for Sponsor Program dog Sara â€“ she has found a loving foster care home! In fact, this well-matched foster family is considering making Sara a permanent addition to their family – they adore Sara so much in just the short time they have known her. Saraâ€™s new foster mother reported that Sara is thankfully making herself feel at home and is already sleeping with the cats in the household. They are often all spotted lying on the big, comfy couch! Health wise, she looks great. There is no change to her medical condition. Weâ€™ll be sure to keep you posted on Saraâ€™s progress in her hew home with her new family.
August 2010: NEW TO PROGRAM! Sara was rescued from the debris of a fire. Sara had burns covering the surface of most of her body. She was dehydrated, extremely painful, and had harsh lung sounds from smoke inhalation. Sarah also had hematomas in both ears. Her eyelids were burned off as well as the tips of both ears. She underwent multiple extensive surgeries to repair her burned skin. Sara was also treated for pneumonia secondary to smoke inhalation. She will need medications for her eyes for the rest of her life since her eyelids were damaged and she can no longer produce adequate tears to hydrate her eyes. Her lungs may be more sensitive to developing infections or allergic problems in the future. Since most of Sarahâ€™s skin is scarred and she is not able to regrow hair, she should wear sunscreen when outside. Sara took part in the Animal Leagueâ€™s recent photo and video shoot. Soon you will be able to see up-to-date photos and video of your favorite Sponsor Program pet through the upcoming launch of the Animal Leagueâ€™s new website slated for later this year! It seems that Sara is a natural in front the camera. Her behavior was impeccable and she showed us that she knows exactly how to pose to show us her best features. She adored the camera crew, wanted to play with everyone and didnâ€™t want the experience to end. Medically (and thankfully!), Sara is coming along very well and we hope that she will find her permanent and loving home soon.
September 2010: Sara took part in the Animal Leagueâ€™s recent photo and video shoot. Soon you will be able to see up-to-date photos and video of your favorite Sponsor Program pet through the upcoming launch of the Animal Leagueâ€™s new website slated for later this year! It seems that Sara is a natural in front the camera. Her behavior was impeccable and she showed us that she knows exactly how to pose to show us her best features. She adored the camera crew, wanted to play with everyone and didnâ€™t want the experience to end. Medically (and thankfully!), Sara is coming along very well and we hope that she will find her permanent and loving home soon.
October 2010: We are happy to report that Sara is healing well and is in good spirits. It seems that she has regained her strength. She can only be walked by Animal Leagueâ€™s staff and volunteers who are ready for a dog that loves to run and often pulls them along. After Saraâ€™s harrowing ordeal, you would think that she would be timid and untrusting, but she is just the opposite. She loves being around people and she is ready to enjoy life to the fullest.
NEW TO PROGRAM!
Sara’s survival is nothing short of a miracle. Her passionate resolve to live is only matched by her incredibly trusting and loving nature. She is the newest member of the Animal League’s life-saving Sponsor Program and this is her incredible story.
On March 18, 2010, a New York City police officer found a young American Pit Bull Terrier mix in the smoldering remains of a home where a fire had just occurred. This poor dog was inflicted with burns across her body and was in need of immediate help.
Sara was brought to North Shore Animal League America and has been in our care for several months. During this time, Sara underwent several surgeries and intricate procedures to address the burns she suffered from the fire. In addition, Sara was treated for pneumonia, which was a natural consequence of smoke inhalation.
Despite all of her challenges, Sara remains a sweet and trusting dog that allows and even welcomes the help from those around her. Her tail is always wagging and her face always finds a comforting place in someone’s gentle hands.
We believe it was Sara’s passionate will to live and her fervent determination that kept her alive. This amazingly loving and loyal dog wants to live – not only for herself – but to please her rescuers as well.
Though Sara is on her way to recovery, she will always have special needs due to the effects of the smoke inhalation. However, as a Sponsor Pet, the Animal League will take care of her and supply her with whatever she needs for the rest of her life.
Your devotion as a Sponsor made this amazing rescue possible. Your generous support cares of Sara and all the sponsor dogs every single day. Thanks to you, Sara has an excellent chance at a happy life. Please help us care for her forever.