Maggie the First
While at work one day, Ronald noticed a cute dog in a car and started chatting with the woman it was with. She started crying, saying that Maggie was her daughter’s dog, but she couldn’t keep her anymore. The problem was, Mom couldn’t either. She was hiding it from her landlord and seriously needed to find Maggie a home, or she’d have to be put down.
Ronald promised to find a home for her.
We got her to River Hills Pet Care Hospital, where she received a full checkup and was brought up to date on her shots and heartworm prevention. Maggie is now happily loving and living with a young Mankato, Minnesota, family.
Sunny: Abandoned at a gas station
Ronald found this stray at a gas station in Seiling, Oklahoma. It was running around, greeting all of the customers outside, as if searching for its owner. Staff said it had been there for three to four days. They witnessed a guy dumping it out with a bag of food. They said the dog pound would be there in morning to sedate her and take her off to the pound to be put down. The dog was freezing and frightened.
It took some time, but Ronald got her to come to him. He took her back to his residence, and while initially skittish, she settled down within a minute or two, allowed him to groom her, and she started to wag her tail and lick him. She jumped up on his bed and promptly fell asleep. She also slept with him, keeping her jaw on his shoulder all night. She was such a warm, loving dog!
She went to the Wheatland Pet Hospital and got the grand treatment. Ronald made sure that all tests were administered, and she also got all her shots and a rabies tag, and she was spayed. As the nonprofit was short of funds, he paid all fees out of his own pocket. She was brought to Minnesota for placement in a forever home.
We found a stray cat and took it in while seeking out her owner. When no one came forward, we dubbed the sleekly beautiful black female Lucky and made sure she was fit for adoption, putting her through a complete medical and dental checkup.
We located a wonderful woman who was delighted to give Lucky a forever home. Lucky is no longer surviving on the streets and now has a warm, comfortable, loving home, and she will continue to get any care she needs.
Lucky is shown here with Ronald Wallenberg, our volunteer CFO.