Please read through Luna’s entire saga. We have provided updates, most recent appears on top! THIS is what your support of Joe and Caroline’s Fund does for animals in need. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!
Update July 8, 2017: Luna is ADOPTED!! — “Home is the nicest word there is.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder
We are so very excited to share Luna’s incredibly good news! Luna has found her new, loving home that comes with a doting dad and handsome brother. We are over-the-moon happy! The sweetest things in life are love and happiness and now you’ve got both, dearest Luna. We all love you! (Happy tears all over the place!)
Update on Luna: July 6, 2017 — It’s been exactly one week. A very long week. But look at little Luna today, right now. Loving every single moment of these wonderful puppy hugs & kisses! This IS what dreams are made of.
Update on Luna: July 3, 2017 — Luna is still not out of the woods, but we all are doing what we can for her. Your support of Joe and Caroline’s Fund has made it possible for us to help this precious pup (see previous posts for details about Luna’s struggles). Luna wanting to be held today is SUCH a watershed moment there wasn’t a dry eye to be found! Thank you all for your heart-felt thoughts, prayers, and gifts!
This is Luna. She was rescued at the end of June by Hillside. Her owners denied her medical care, after she was sick for a week. They locked her in a room, for “stinking up the place.” It was immediately evident that she needed a vet. She couldn’t walk without falling over. She is a 6 month old pure bred cattle dog puppy. She was sweet as she was carried her to the van. Once at the vet, she became a different puppy. She is hypersensitive to movements and had to be sedated for an exam and blood work. She reportedly “got in to motor oil, ” but frankly we aren’t so sure. The puppy is absolutely pathetic. In addition to being neurological, she has a large wound on her hip, from laying in her own urine and being unable to get up and walk away from her own waste (while in her owner’s care). We cannot imagine the pain and confusion she has endured. She has undergone a battery of tests and bloodwork. We can only hope that if she was poisoned or did drink motor oil, that the supportive care will help her body rid the toxins. Only time will tell.
Puppies are supposed to be trusting and easy to handle. In talking to the folks who are working with her, she is anything but easy, and is actually one of the most difficult patients they have ever handled. It isn’t that she wants to be mean, but it is likely her condition causing it. Truthfully, it is heartbreaking, and our instinct, was to let her go from this world, but we decided to give her a few more days to see if her body can fight. Friends, our shelter is only able to help dogs like Luna through your kind and generous support of Joe and Caroline’s Fund which pays for all veterinary care for animals at the Hillside SPCA. The Fund has been hit hard recently and we are asking for any gift of any size to help us continue to give animals in need the second chance they so deserve. You can DONATE easily and securely online. Thank you so much.
Edit***Yes, we are aware of Pa’s Libre’s Law. And Yes, we plan on filing charges. However, the new law does not take effect until 60 days after the bill is signed in to law.