This has a video with it. He looks so happy (:
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Thanks for the heads-up GDW -- I'm not getting the BF newsletters lately!
The link didn't work for me. Others can access the story right now by looking for "Paladin" (Sarge's new name) on Best Friend's front page at www.bestfriends.org/. He's their lead story.
Awesome video, thanks again. He looks great! I have incredible respect for Best Friends.
I agree jmleong. Wonder why link did not work? Hmmmmm!
He looks very happy now, almost cried with joy!
anyone ever know what happened to the guys that shot him?
just check the Blade archives for Sarge, easy to find out. Thanks for posting this, I really thought there was no hope for him after he got aggressive at the pound. Not his fault, but how many animals are put down every day for something not their fault? so glad BF stepped in. cool.
I loved the video of him just enjoying himself. I know what you mean nana, I am glad they took him as well.
"anyone ever know what happened to the guys that shot him?"
See http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/02/23/East-Toledoan-found-guilty-of-shooting-his-caged-dog.html and http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8014366 (I cannot find a Toledo Blade article archived regarding Mick's second round of sentencing from March 15th, but WTVG has it).
Past Toledo Talk related threads:
- ANOTHER dog shooting - Jul 12, 2010 - comments: 35
- No adoption for Sarge - Jul 27, 2010 - comments: 52
- SARGE AT BEST FRIENDS - Sep 10, 2010 - comments: 8
- Sarge renamed - Sep 16, 2010 - comments: 14
- Brief Sarge Update - Dec 25, 2010 - comments: 3
Excerpts from the Mar 22, 2011 Best Friends article, which loads unsuccessfully in my old Web browser. That article has 24 comments:
All things considered, itís nothing short of another miracle how much heís healed emotionally since then. Progress came in bits and pieces, but Paladin has reached a point where heís now so excited to see his caregivers that heíll run over, wag his tail and play bow when they enter! "Heís starting to get really, really affectionate," says Carissa.
Paladin has proven himself to be extremely intelligent. "Heís one of the smartest dogs Iíve ever met," says Carissa. He knows basic obedience skills, as well as a few tricks. Carissa explains that they canít always tell when they teach him something new, or if he simply knew it already, because he catches on so fast. Heís one smart cookie!
Caregivers have found that Paladin loves going for outings in the Best Friendsí dog park, a huge fenced-in wilderness area, complete with all sorts of bushes and trees to sniff and explore. Paladin will take off and zoom around the space for all heís worth. At this point, his caregivers often sneak behind a bush to hide. Once Paladin returns to find them missing, he knows the game has begun!You can help him continue to get the specialized care he needs by sponsoring Paladin.
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