A few days ago I got a call from my friend Lisa Chiarelli about Hercules. She found him while hiking in the Angeles Crest Forest.
Hercules was just standing there like a zombie, super skinny, suffering from a heat stroke, poisioning, and from kidney failure. She placed a leash on him, and rushed him to my vet.
With kidney failure, I feared the worst. After intensive care for 48 hours by the amazing team at the Veterinary Care Center, he bounced back, his kidneys went back to normal function. I kept visiting him daily as he was recovering, and he was just so sweet and grateful to be alive.
If Lisa was not there that day, he would have died for sure.
Lisa fostered him for a couple of weeks and yesterday she called me.
I could hear right away that she was crying.
I asked "what happened??"
she replied "he is gone".
My heart stopped for a second.
"Gone?" I asked.
She said "yes... to his amazing new home".
It's so easy to get attached to these amazing animals, and it's always hard to let them go. As fosters we have to keep reminding ourselves that they are going to great homes that we check personally, and that it opens a place for the next animal that needs our help.
Thank you so much Lisa!!
p.s. to see my rescue video (the last one I posted), please click