Throughout this entire process, we have been astounded by the support and generosity of the online community who have all worked so hard to help Shy, the courageous special-needs pitbull, finally find her home, and we were ecstatic when we all worked together to raise the funds needed for the surgery to restore her eyesight.
In a sudden sad twist, we were all shocked to hear that Shy unexpectedly passed away just the day after we had raised the funds for her surgery.(If you haven't been following the story, you can read about it here).
Through this tragedy, the online community agreed to use the funds raised and designated for Shy's surgery to save another courageous special-needs pitbull who might would have been overlooked because of their needs, and not have had a chance at life.
And in this case we were all able to save two!
Heather's description of Shy:
Despite her horrible circumstances, she wagged her tail through the entire visit and smiled that adorable pit bull grin whenever anyone got near her. While in her kennel, she was quiet and obedient until someone approached her – then her tail would wag so hard against the stainless steel cage that it could almost be heard anywhere in the hospital.
We thought this was a sign. We knew she didn't have a chance because her condition would be so expensive. So, we sprung her. Here she is making her getaway:
Project Rescue, who despite being overbooked, has agreed to take the pooches into their rescue.
Right now the pooches are starting treatment, but they are also looking for foster homes. Unfortunately, Miss M doesn't do well with younger females for long periods of time (she doesn't like to share the attention), so we can't foster. But, if you are in Chicago and interested in fostering either one of the pups please let us know, or contact Project Rescue.
In terms of names...
P.S.Did you also notice in this picture they were holding hands?
Update: In case we haven't said this enough, there are so many people to thank for making this happen. We have been lucky enough to be the "messengers" of this project, but there are really so many others to be credited with saving these lives: It all started with Heather who saw something special and courageous in Shy, then the kindness of the online dog community working together to donate time, products and funds. The young couple that adopted Shy and made her part of their family, and finally, we are very grateful for Project Rescue who took the pooches into their rescue and are coordinating vet visits, care, and adoption details.