Sunday, May 3, 2009

Knuckles - The Little Grey that thought HE could

If you watched the CBS Morning Show clip on the left, you saw a 10 month old tripod named Knuckles. When asked about his missing leg, his owners were gracious in their response and said it was lost due to a blood infection. End of story? If you had heard of Knuckles back in September of 2008 you would say "Not hardly".

Knuckles was 14 weeks old when I first heard about him in September 2008. He and other puppies had been removed from a farm where they were being seriously neglected. The manager of the new farm reported that they were dehydrated, infested with worms, mal-nourished and some of them, injured. They had not had any vet care.

This is when a dedicated group of volunteers at Greyhound Rescue and Rehab stepped in. Knuckles (who was believed to have a fractured leg) and four other pups were GURed on a 15 hour trip to Katonah-Bedford Veterinary Center in Bedford, NY.

Without the care of Dr. Robert Hart, his staff and the many dedicated volunteers, you would not have seen the dog Knuckles has become on that CBS morning Show clip. Against all odds, the little grey that thought he could, got himself that forever home he deserved in Connecticut. Without ever stepping a paw on a track he became a winner. Way to go Knuckles.

To read about Knuckles full story CLICK HERE
See his Photo Gallery HERE

Editors Note: There are days when I get up and wonder, as you may have, if what I do makes any difference. With so many greys and so limited resources it seems such an uphill battle. Then along comes a Knuckles and a Samson back in '05 and you get involved again, the picture clears up a bit and you say to yourself yes. This is why we do it, this is the satisfaction we receive. I have long ago resigned myself that saving them all is unrealistic. It is these stories that rights the ship, that energizes my soul. This is what changes the world for that one greyhound.

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