Meet Crosby, the most wonderful Greyhound! Chain of Hope received a call regarding an emaciated Greyhound, outside 24/7 with no shelter. This was back when it was super cold. A couple of volunteers went over to check on him, and sweet old Crosby came crawling out from under a deck-that’s all he had. He was absolutely starving, he was older and he was freezing-shaking and shaking. It was 10 degrees out and we still don’t know how this dog hung on until he could be rescued. He has a strong will to live, that’s for sure.
We brought him down to Chain of Hope and got him settled in. All he wanted to do was sleep on his dog bed and wake up and eat and then go back to sleep. We got him into the Humane Society of Greater KC to have him him checked over. He only weighed 60 lbs., he was about 9 yrs. old, he was heartworm positive and he was in bad shape.
We had a wonderful foster step up for Crosby. Traci had fostered Jasper, a shepherd that we had rescued, who was in bad shape as well. She did a phenomenal job, as all of our fosters do! We are SO appreciative of our foster people. It makes all the difference to these dogs to get into a foster home and learn how to be a happy dog. Traci is in love with Crosby and he is blossoming under her care and love. He has gained 20 lbs., had his first heartworm treatment and is doing fantastic. What a wonderful life this old man is finally having. He so deserves it. He has tatoos in his ears from a race track somewhere along the way. What a hard life he has lived. But no more! Traci is making sure of that. Crosby is living the good life now. He still loves to lay on his dog bed and chill. Exactly what he should be doing! Please fill out a foster application on our website under “Adoptions” if you would like to transform one of our babies. We have several dogs that could use foster care right now.
I don’t think Crosby would’ve made it through the winter if we hadn’t gotten that call. Thank God for the people that keep their eyes open out there and know to call Chain of Hope. Thanks for keeping us out there!