|Artist rendering of Hero in fundraising poster.|
Do you know the story of Hero, the Christmas pup? Just a few days after this past Christmas, a sweet little Siberian Husky puppy was left at a shelter in California. A rescue stepped in to save him and believes "This poor little baby was obviously someone's Christmas present only to find himself abandoned..."
The rescue folks at Alley's Rescued Siberian Angels discovered that the puppy was only about five weeks old, too young to have been taken away from it's mother, and was experiencing seizures...and even had one as the rescue was bringing him to the vet's office for an exam. An early Chip-In was set up to assist with the veterinarian expenses. So many people came forward to help, it was so heartwarming! The spirit of the season in the pet community was shining brighter than ever!
Here is a video of Hero playing with his Christmas Tree toy!
Updates on Hero continue...and as the folks at Siberian Nation have said in their blog, "... he has kinda become our Christmas Hero for pulling though as he has, as well as now having a special place in our hearts." Well, we say, "Ditto that!"
February 14th is Valentine's Day and a day for showing love...so it is a perfect day to be proclaimed as "Hero Day." For this event, organized by Siberian Nation, everyone is asked to make this photo of Hero their default photo on Facebook and to post it on their websites and blogs to honor this courageous little Husky pup.
It will once again take a community to help save this pup...and the pet community is working hard to do so. Why? Because time is not on this pup's side and this Hero deserves a fighting chance...and we all need heroes. Who knows what great things this pup may go on to do in the life that could lie ahead of him...he may one day even go on to save a life himself, like so many who came forward to help save his.
|Hero at the vet in his collar ready for surgery!|