Wow, what an incredible story!!
I certainly hope that Duke has an incredible forever home, because he so deserves it!
From now on, I will never pass a dog on the side of the road, assuming it was dead! (not that I see many, but you know what I mean!)
Please keep us updated, and keep up your awesome DaDane work!
Thanks for such a touching tale (or should I say "tail"). Duke is a lucky pup with such incredible strength. He is an inspiration!
This story also teaches us to check those animals we see lying on the side of the road. Even if they have passed on, they may be wearing a collar and their owners may be quite thankful at least for a call to know what happened to their beloved pet. I know, this happened to me eight years ago when my wonderful dane Raven escaped from our backyard and was hit by a car and killed. The driver wasn't kind enough to stop and call the number on her collar, which probably would have given us time to get her to the emergency clinic and save her life. Instead, we received a call the next day telling us that she was dead. At least we could have our baby back to be cremated.
Please stop and check. You may save a life or at least help the owners find a lost pet.
Thank you! Thank you! Through tears I write 'Danes are pure love and all heart'! I rescued/adopted 3 Great Danes. I've had many different breeds of dogs in my life, but the sweet, affectionate, clever, devoted and affectionate nature of Danes has captured me.
If the girl who will be blessed by the priviledge of Duke being part of her family needs a few acres to let him run on (when physically capable) please contact me! Duke can play with my Danes, an Irish Wolfhound, a Great Pyr, and a stray sweetheart someone kindly dumped.
I've been to this clinic and they are compassionate, professional, talented and personable. They took great care of one of my Harlequin Danes. It's comforting and reassuring to know they are there.
I sent the first story I received to many friends around the country and will send a follow-up to encourage donations to the 'Duke Fund' for him and others this great clinic serves.
Blessings and hugs to all of you but especially to Duke!
Wow , what a story. It breaks my heart to hear about Duke, but I am so thankful that ther are so many real human beings out there that want to adopt him. If I did not live in Mexico, I too would be on that list.
Keep up the good work everyone and thank you for Duke?s sake !!
Oh my...what a story!!....a check will be in the mail to help with Duke's....or other's...expenses!! Thank you!!..I also will always stop for animals from now on...for both reasons....one, in case they ARE alive...and two, to let the owner's know about their pet if they are not alive.
I am so grateful that someone had the compassion to stop and look and see if Duke was alive. It saddens me to see homeless animals. I hope my little contribution has helped Duke. I wish him well and wish to hear about his recovery soon.
The person who found Duke was never named. What happened to her? Also, it's mentioned that Duke has a potential adopter. It's not mentioned if she visits Duke like so many other people have. It's only mentioned that she is waiting for his release...I hope she is visiting as well. Just waiting for the dog to be well again and not being there for the recovery would not be my first choice for a forever home. On the bright side, this story has touched me in a way that I can't explain. I've saved so many animals from the middle and sides of roads. Because of traffic, I usually glance to see if they look alive first. I will always stop now, even if they don't look alive. Which, I have done recently when I found a very much alive kitten on a major highway during Christmas and no one else would stop. He's doing great now.
Me again - apparently some of the folks I emailed are mailing donations! Yea! What great folks!
Reading KS's comments prompts me to add that if that person who said they wanted to adopt Duke cannot for whatever reason, I'd be happy to add him to my Katspaw ranch clan (6 dogs, 2 horses, 2 donkeys,5 goats with 2 more due any week). 3 of the dogs are Danes so he'd feel at home in that way too. I have separate areas fenced so no dog can be in the same field as donkey, goat or horse unless under my supervision. Let me know! And I am a quick drive to the clinic for follow-up and visitation.
Wow what a story about Duke.
It has been awhile since any comments and I was wondering how he is doing.
I hope the rest of his life is only full of the love and kindness that has been shown to him since the day he was found.
Freddie and his human Lynn