June 2004 - November 6, 2007
Adopted July 7, 2007
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before and after pictures!
My story is not a pretty one
but that you must know so what happened to me doesn't happen to another
Great Dane or any dog or animal.
In September I went to what
I was told was a Rescue. I weighted 125 pounds and for the most part I
was healthy. NOW in December I weigh 80 pounds. They say my weight
should be 140 - 150 pounds.
When I was no longer wanted
I was taken to this so called rescue and thought I was to find a new
forever home that would love and care for me. Instead the rescue never
took me to the vet and I was left chained outside to a block building
and if that was not bad enough she was not feeding me. She told everyone
I was being fed 2 times a day but when you look at my pictures you will
know that is not true. As winter approached I prayed each night to die,
being cold and hungry had to be worst then being dead.
Finally, one day she called
a friend and told her that I was ill and that she did not think I would
make it through the night. She said that I was not eating and was
stumbling around and could not stand up. The friend told her to take me
to the vet. When we arrived her friend met us and was horrified at what
she saw. I was rushed in for emergency treatment.
from the Vet Tech: He was having seizures upon arrival. I took
him into the clinic where it took 3 Veterinarians and 4 Vet Techs to
help keep this poor dog alive. His glucose was 39 (supposed to be
over 200), his temperature was so low it would not register on a
thermometer. He was hypothermic, it took 1 1/2 hours to get his
temperature to 92 degrees with body heaters, warmed IV fluids and heated
The next thing I remember
was waking up, warm on a soft bed with IV fluids reviving my body. After
several days they contacted HHGDR to come for me.
December 8: I now am resting at a REAL
Rescue receiving small amounts of food every two hours. I am so hungry
but they say I can't have a lot of food at once because it will make me
sick. I now have a warm soft bed and am receiving lots of hugs and
kisses. I am now glad to be alive and my new Grandma promised me I will
never suffer again.
December 11: I just thought I would let you all know how it
is going. But first I want to Thank the nice people at the Shawnee
Animal Clinic for saving my life and for giving me the will to live and
also all the wonderful people who have written to me with words of
I am still getting tons of
little meals a day but I have noticed that I am getting a tad more then
before. Grandma said she will increase my food just a bit each time till
I can eat the normal amount then I will have to switch over to regular
food. Right now I am on all prescription diet food with yogurt and
cottage cheese and goodies like that! I will be going to the vet either
tomorrow or Tuesday to get weighted and also have more blood work done
Grandma says that they need to keep a close watch to make sure I am
doing okay. I will write again once I know how much weight I have
gained. Now I have to go to bed and get more rest.
December 13: I just got back from the vets office and I now
weigh 84.9 pounds!! I had a great time too! I was begging food until
Grandma caught me and then she told all to stop slipping me goodies
behind her back! She did get me some toys to keep me busy and a chew
bone because she said I was such a good boy today! Well I am going to go
eat lunch and play with my new toys!
December 16: I wanted to let
you know that your prayers are working, each day I feel a little bit
better. I love getting fed every few hours but Grandma says that will be
ending soon and I will be getting fed 4 times a day. I am not happy with
that!! She promises that I will get the same amount of food though but I
will let you know!! She says I act like a baby bird every time I see her
I want food! :-) I sure like being inside and I hate to go outside even
to potty but I am a good boy and I never mess up my room! Well it is
time for breakfast so I best get ready to eat!! Thanks to all that have
donated and prayed for me!!
December 21: Sorry I have not written sooner but I was
waiting to give my updated weight, which I will give a bit later. Well
Grandma did what she said and she has started cutting back the number of
times I am fed and increasing the amount so that I am still getting the
same amount total. She kept mumbling something about needing sleep! So I
am not upset with the fewer feedings at least not yet. The rescue had
grooming day on Sunday that is where the volunteers come and groom the
dogs and I got to come and visit all the volunteers. They did not really
groom me but I did get a lot of extra love, hugs and kisses!! Below you
will get to see pics taken of me on grooming day. (Grandma camera is not
working right so a volunteer took my picture.) By the way my blood work
came back and Grandma said it was good but I will have it tested again
later this week or the first of next week. When I asked why she told me
that it shows how I am recovering, I really don't understand but hey if
I need it I guess I need it right? Okay now for my announcement!! I NOW
weigh 98 pounds!! Surprising what food will do for a guy, huh!! Well it
is time for my bedtime snack and I don't want to be late!!
December 24: Just a quick
update! I got on the scale again and I now weigh 100 pounds! I have a new
friend his name is Dillon he came to the
rescue on Thursday night. He was scared at first but I told him it was
okay that Grandma will love him and feed him and all will be okay. Today
we told the other dogs to be thankful for what they have but all they
talk about is Santa Claus coming! They sure are a spoiled bunch of
December 25: This was a wonderful day! Santa came last night
and left us presents! Dillon and I got big soft beds, treats and toys it
was wonderful! I felt guilty at first accepting all the gifts after all
I was given a wonderful gift just 20 days ago when my life was saved!
But now I have real hope for the future. Grandma said a New Year is
coming and that things will even get better. She said that I will gain
all my weight and someday soon I will find my forever home, where it
will seem like Christmas everyday! Thank You Santa and all the Elves for
making a day so special to a homeless Dane.
December 30: Well just thought I would give you a quick
update! I now weigh 107.6!! Isn't life amazing? In a few days it will be
a month since I was rescued and thought I was dying and actually I was
praying to die now I look forward to each and everyday!!!
January 6: I NOW weigh 115.6
pounds and Grandma is proud of how well I am doing!! I am getting 4
meals a day and enjoy each and everyone of them!! I am a very good boy
and have no food aggression even though I almost starved to death!!
January 15: Well not a big
weight gain the last 8 days but I am still gaining!! I now weigh 118.2!!
I asked Grandma to take some new pics of me today so I could share with
you!! Unfortunately it appears that I will have scars to remember my
abuse, as if I need them to remember! Click here
to see >> my new pictures.
January 22: Just letting you
know that I now weigh 125.4 pounds!!
February 5: I am at my correct
weight now according to Grandma!! I now weigh 130 pounds and she says I
am perfect!!! I have gained 50 pounds in 2 months!!! She promises to
take new pictures of me soon so I can show you how handsome I have
become!! Unfortunately even though I
am again healthy I am not ready for adoption. I have to wait to hear
what is happening with my case, at this time I do not even know if it
will be going to court or not. Please pray that I do not get returned to
that other rescue!!
February 26: I got the news today
that my case will not be going to court, I have been released to HHGDR
and as soon as I am neutered I will be available for adoption! Thanks
for all your prayers and support I am safe and I don't have to worry
about ever going back to that horrible place!!!
Update March 5: Well I got on the scale again and I have
gained a few more pounds I now weigh 135.6. Grandma says if I don't stop
gaining I will have to go on a diet soon. Also, my appointment has been
scheduled for March 7th I will go to be neutered, unfortunately my luck
it will not be a normal surgery. I have a retained testicle so it will
be a lot more complicated then a normal neuter.
Update March 15: I have been neutered and am NOW ready for
adoption! I am a very good boy and I want a very good home!! I want a home that will play
with me! I love to play basket ball and many other games. I am shy and
do not trust people but HEY can you blame me? But once I know I am safe
I am a real lover boy!!
Update November 6: The day that Justice had
dreamed of came in July, he found the mom and dad he had been
waiting for! He was adopted July 7, 2007, on November 6, 2007 Justice
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He had been diagnosed 6 days earlier with
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see the before and after pictures
The above pictures were taken at the Shawnee
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