This memorial is to Karma. She was a dog with a rough beginning but she never let that stop her from being her and touching mine and others lives.
Karma was one of the original APDR puppies 9 years ago. She ended up coming to me after I received a call to foster her to prevent her being euthanized at the pound. Of course I said yes and she came to me and my family early 2013 in rough shape. Myself, ADPR, Dr. Seymour, and the staff at VCA put everything we had into making her feel better. At no choice of her own we found that she had terminal cancer. The decision was made for me to keep her as long as she was eating, drinking, and happy. Oh and yes she was a VERY happy dog. For her only having 3 good legs she definitely did not let that stop her from being normal. Karma loved toys, play time, walks, car rides and to just be with you. She would brighten any room she came into and make you smile and fall in love with her with her big round eyes. During a transition phase in my life was was placed with a wonderful couple until things could get situated with my move. This family loved her as one of their own as well.
Unfortunately on September 28, 2013 the battle with cancer became to much. She crossed over the rainbow bridge but was not alone. She had people who loved her there with her when I could not. I say thank you to all those people who loved karma and was there with her. If you knew Karma you would know what I am talking about with her in this memorial and how she could change anybodies life. I can only thank that now she is somewhere good and safe where she has 4 working legs and a wonderful place to run and be her. Karma was one of the best things to happen and will be carried in my heart forever. She may be gone but she will never be forgotten. I love you Karma and we will meet again one day.
Jack, after he had been attacked by a dog
Jack, staring lovingly at his new mom
As you can see, our little Jack has come a long way! When we first met Jack, he was crying in pain and his jaw was literally dangling below his nose. He was unable to eat anything but a mush and even that was difficult for him to navigate. Jack was kept on constant pain medicine and was confined to his crate.
Dr. Ron Williams, at Palmer Vet Clinic, did an excellent job of wiring Jack’s jaw to correct the damage that had been done after a dog attacked poor Jack. The wire has since been removed and Jack’s jaw has healed completely. The foster family, who was caring for Jack throughout his convalescence, has decided to adopt him. Jack now lives with a wonderful family, has a dog sibling, and is assured a great life.
ADPR thanks all the individuals who donated time and money to help Jack recover and heal from this traumatic injury.
You made a difference in Jack’s life.
Jack was feeling pretty happy in his new home, until an older dog in the house attacked him. The older dog wasn’t mean, but just didn’t feel like sharing his humans with another dog. So, Jack was bitten in the face and as a result, had his jaw broken on both sides of his mouth. As you can see, his jaw was just dangling below his nose.
When Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue first met Jack, he was in quite a bit of pain and had a lot of difficulty eating, as you can imagine. Well, the wonderful vets at Palmer Vet Clinic wired Jack’s jaw back together again and he looks awesome now. It is very difficult to notice the injury, but there is a thin wire sticking out of his mouth.
Jack will have at least a four-week recuperation period, which will involve stopping him from chewing on ANYTHING – no easy feat! He will require antibiotics and adjustments to the wires holding his jaw together, as he continues to grow.
Jack’s medical bills will cost ADPR approximately $1,000 and we would be very grateful for any donations that the public might be generous enough to provide. ADPR will continue to keep you all informed about this little fellow as he ventures forth on the road to recovery during the next few weeks. Thanks for you support and love of this sweet young puppy.