Archive for May, 2009
At long last, Scooter, a two year old black lab mix, has found a permanent loving home. His long and winding road to a family began last fall when a joint effort by several animal rights groups, including Wishbone, rescued a number of shelter animals in Montcalm County just before a Class B dealer arrived to confiscate them for medical research.
Scooter was one of those lucky animals saved from a horrific fate at the medical labs. After an animal organization from the county physically removed him from the shelter, Scooter was handed over to Wishbone where we provided him with a new lease on life and cared for him until the right family came along.
An intelligent, energetic dog, we knew that Scooter would be ideal for a home where he could play and be active. Luckily this young lab found the perfect family this April. Scooter now spends his time sleeping on the family beds, playing with the household’s children or waiting eagerly for his two favorite things: a ride in the car or a nice long walk outside. A lovable goofball, Scooter keeps his new family entertained with his endless attempts to ‘talk’ and an endearing manner of lying down with paws going every which way.
His new dad’s previous animal companion was a trained therapeutic dog who brightened the lives of cancer patients at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, but sadly he passed away. Scooter will also be trained as a therapy dog and someday soon should also be helping the young cancer patients at the hospital.
This is one of WB’s happiest success stories. Just one day later, Scooter would have been lost to a research lab. Instead he has come full circle. Rescued from experimentation at a medical facility, his future now includes bettering the lives of sick children. Meanwhile he has quickly become the newest member of a loving family.
“He has brought laughter and joy to our family,” his new dad claims. His ten year old daughter agrees, adding, “I’m so glad that Scooter didn’t get used for a science experiment.” Now Scooter’s life — and the lives of many others — will be all the richer for his timely rescue