Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society

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December 19, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Reese


A small black dog was found on the side of the road by a lady (name unkown) in the Hazlehurst community.
He had injuries from possibly being hit by a car.   The pup also had mange and infection so bad, that he was losing flesh.  The lady reached out to SOAPS and Collin came to my house (Casidy Cox) for foster.  After 3 rounds of antibiotics and lots of TLC, Collin recovered very well.   He was  a sweetheart who loved to play with toys, kids, other dogs, and cats.  Collin was “rescued” by Adirondack Save A Stray.

[SOAPS] BalinHello, I have a dog SOAPS rescued that was named Collin. He is about 16 weeks now and his new name is Balin. I got him from Adirondack Save-A-Stray in Corinth NY. I wanted to thank the people who rescued him.. I had lost my “Big Love”  on Oct 17th and I was in terrible grief. I am disabled and I spend lots of time at home with just my dogs. Bella’s loss was both a physical one and an emotional one .I had been looking though the local rescues and I had seen a few dogs ,but none of us where clicking. I heard Adirondack Save-A-Stray had a new batch of puppies coming in and I took the ride with my parents on Nov 21st. The puppies I had come to see had not arrived yet and I knew they had some bulldog puppies and I went back to see them. Well Balin was among them and when I leaned down to pet him he put his arms around my neck and started kissing my face like we had always known each other. I have no shame in admitting I started to cry with joy.  One of the shelter angles pointed out his crooked nose and scars, and my mom looked at her like she had six heads and said  “do you really think that will be a deterrent”?

Balin brought joy back into my very broken heart. Often he sleeps in my arms with his head on my chest just looking at me. I think he saved me more then I saved him. So THANK YOU for all the hard work everyone does there, you never know when you are going to change someone’s life. He changed mine.

Have a Beautiful Holiday Season.