Welcome to our "Success Stories" Page!
Save A Life Pet Rescue, Inc. (SAL) has rescued thousands of animals in desperate need of help. Listed below are just a few of SAL’s recent success stories
Without the help of the community and donors, these beautiful pets would have never had a second chance at life.
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Joe, a six-month-old, twenty-five-pound Beagle-mix, spent the first few months of his life enduring brutal biting, intimidation, and vicious assault wounds inflicted by large and aggressive dogs trained to kill for the blood sport of dog fighting. Joe was a bait dog—a dispensable victim used solely to test another dog’s fighting instinct by restraining the bait animal and allowing the fight dog to attack the defenseless bait animal until its incapacitation or death. At the direction of his former owner, fight dogs ripped Joe’s flesh, tore through his muscles and tissue, and inflicted deep puncture wounds into his body. Unable to serve as a bait dog any longer due to his injuries, Joe’s former owner carelessly abandoned him and left him struggling for life. If not for the compassion of a Good Samaritan who found Joe and brought him to Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital, SAL would never have had the opportunity to save Joe.
When Joe arrived at Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital in January 2013, he was barely alive and suffering from immense pain, blood loss, and infection. Given SAL’s reputation in the community, Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital immediately contacted our organization for assistance with Joe. Without seeing the extent of Joe’s injuries, SAL offered to cover all veterinary care, regardless of cost, to ensure that Joe would survive. During Joe’s first two weeks at Aloma Jancy Animal Hospital, the veterinary staff clipped, cleaned, and bandaged Joe’s numerous wounds and treated him with heavy pain medications and antibiotics to eliminate infection and stabilize Joe for surgery. Once Joe was healthy enough for surgery, SAL transferred him to two other veterinary hospitals, where Joe underwent specialized procedures to close his wounds and repair extensive muscle and tissue damage to his legs. Altogether, SAL spent over $6,000 bringing Joe back to a healthy, happy state.
Given Joe’s horrifying start at life, SAL worked tirelessly to find Joe the perfect, loving, forever home upon recovery from his injuries. By the end of February 2013, a wonderful family adopted Joe. Joe is currently making the most of his second chance at life, sharing lots of love, fun, and happiness with his new family. Most importantly, Joe will never worry about being a bait dog again.
On a quiet, humid March night in rural Georgia, three-month-old Shepherd mix, Lexi, found herself in a cardboard box, writhing in pain, suffering from shock, and unable to walk. After inflicting injuries brutal enough to shatter Lexi’s pelvis, hip, and leg, Lexi’s former owners abandoned her on the front steps of a high-kill animal shelter, leaving her with little chance of survival. The shelter’s staff discovered Lexi and inspected her extensive injuries before determining that they lacked the capacity and resources to keep Lexi. Ultimately, the shelter would have to euthanize her without additional support. Lexi’s story is the perfect example of SAL's immense willingness to rescue all cats and dogs in need, despite geographic barriers, dismal health conditions, and substantial treatment costs.
*Adopted by the Sullivan Family*
We are happy to report that "Rosie" is doing wonderfully with her newly adopted family!
Rosie sleeps right next to her mommy, Susans, ribs so that she can feel
her heart beating and is quickly filling the hole left in the Sullivans hearts when they
lost their sweet yellow lab, Cassie 4 months ago.
Susan, Rosies Mommy, tells us what a smart girl she is too. She already
knows to sit to get her leash put on or off, healing and shaking hands/paws!
Special thanks to the Sullivan family for adopting such a beautiful lab mix and allowing her into their hearts and homes.
We have no doubt that Rosie will be loved unconditionally!
*Maier Family Adoption*
Adopted Sept 2013
This little girl is now the lucky puppy that gets to go home with the Maier Family!
Lots of puppy kisses and tail wags to come!
We know she will be raised to be a smart and obedient girl!
Thank you Maier family and keep us posted on how this sweet little girl is doing!!!