Last Friday I received a message on our Deaf Dogs Rock website pleading for help for a partially deaf 10-week old pibble puppy that was found stranded and scared on the side of a country road in North Carolina. The puppy needed to be rescued and transported or it was going to be dropped the following week at the pound in Gastonia, NC.
Instead of trying to organize a transport for the puppy to get it here to Virginia (which usually takes a lot of time), I decided I would just jump in my car and go get the puppy myself. First I called a local rescue here in Roanoke Virginia called Angels of Assisi to see if they would take the puppy into their rescue once I got it safely back to Roanoke. The folks at Angles said they would take the puppy if I lined up a foster to take care of the deaf puppy first.
I called a young lady named Ashley Leonard who I had recently been in contact with earlier in the month about another deaf puppy that needed help. Ashley also fosters for Angles of Assisi so I thought she would be the perfect person to foster the stranded puppy. Ashley agreed to foster the puppy once I had it transported from Gastonia, NC back to Salem VA. So I hopped in the car early Saturday morning and made the four hour drive to pick up the little "pibble". Ashley named the puppy "Madison". She was such a sweet puppy. She was so polite and well mannered that I didn't even have to put her in a travel crate on our ride home. She just laid next to me in the front seat just staring at me for the entire four hour drive home.
Once we got into Salem, I took her over to meet her foster mommy Ashley. Here are some of the photos from my transport and taking her to her new foster home. Enjoy!
On the road to Gastonia!
pibble Madison from sure death. Her name is Nicole Huffman and not only did she save the puppy but she took her to her local Vet Clinic to have her de-wormed and to get her shots UTD. Nicole also put Madison into temporary boarding at the clinic until I could get into town to pick her up. Nicole already has 3 small dogs and 3 young children so she wasn't in a position to keep the puppy. Thanks Nicole for saving Madison!