From Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue In Louisiana:
Tonight GCDR says good-bye to Duke. Duke is a fairly new addition to the GCDR family after having been rescued from a pen and chain in a backyard by a nice young gentleman in Hammond. Duke was thin and flea infested. He ate some days and not others. Nick couldn't stand for him to wait there for his "shot" at a good life - so he convinced the man to let him take him to his auto shop. Unable to keep Duke himself - Nick was kind enough to buy Duke months of waiting time to get into GCDR. He did make it into our "family" at the start of June.
Duke has been an exceptional dog from the day we picked him up. He fostered here for a bit and then went to Janet after receiving heartworm treatment where he could quietly weather the treatment. From the start the treatment was not easy for him - and earlier tonight he simply slipped away while resting in his crate. It is always heartbreaking to hear about one of "ours" leaving us - but I've always had an exceptionally soft spot for those that made it this far - only to never get their "own last name". It's always difficult when the needlessness of it is examined. So easily preventable.
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70478431
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