Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dog Gets Rescued From Fire And Starts A New Life In Wyoming

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Meet Ruger. He is one lucky dog and has quite a story to tell. A few weeks ago, two wildfires were burning in a very rural area of Western Wyoming. Thousands of acres were burning and as smoke filled the sky, firefighters spotted a dog running from the burning embers in a heavily wooded area. Little did Ruger know that as he was running for his life, he was running toward a beautiful rainbow. Ruger was rescued and brought to a country veterinarian who knew of him. Ruger, a middle-aged dog, had been terribly neglected and was woefully thin. His coat was sparse from malnutrition which would not have protected him as this area has some of the coldest temperatures in the United States.

Unfortunately in some rural areas, where there are farms and ranches and lower populations of people, animals are often left to fend for themselves. There just aren’t the regulations and services available for animals as there are in the city. But Ruger’s fate was about to be changed forever. In spite of the sparse population, one of the most genuine and caring animal lovers just happened to reside there and went to bring in his dog Aussie to the country vet. Well…..the rest is history. Ruger now has been adopted by my wonderful brother-in-law Jeff and for the first time in his life, has a family and a warm bed. He is getting lots of good nutrition and love. We will keep you updated on Ruger’s progress (he is still very thin and needs to grow a new coat) but Ruger’s tale makes us want to throw our hats high in the air and yell out “Yee-Haw”.