Sometimes people will contact me about a shelter dog in dire need of rescue. Typically, I will follow that dog’s progress and, if necessary, share via social media to ensure the dog is saved. Just last week I received a message from one of Harley’s friends who volunteers at a shelter. She had taken a photo of a little senior Chihuahua that would not become available for adoption and unless a ‘rescue’ stepped up, he could be headed for euthanasia; it felt like a desperate situation. So Dan and I felt we had to rescue the little 14 year-old, one-eyed dog (with obvious health issues). We named him Winston before he ever left the shelter.
We’re tremendously grateful to Harley’s friend, Arleen, because had it not been for her, well, Winston may never have gotten a second chance. And a HUGE THANK YOU to Pilots N Paws for facilitating the the transport of Winston from Chicago to Denver. This will actually happen in 2 flights over 2 days (beginning today). Initially Winston will fly from Chicago to Omaha, where our rescue friend Michaela will connect with the pilot and she will be “foster mom” to Winston for about 24 hours, before he flies on his final leg to Denver (he will arrive very early on Tuesday morning).
What is our plan for Winston? We’ll do our utmost to provide him the medical care he requires to make sure he is happy and comfortable for the rest of his life.
Is Winston joining our family? We’re not committing at this point. First things first! Meanwhile, “Harley’s House of Hope” has a new resident.
We expect to get some photos of Winston during his adventure to Colorado, so please stay tuned!