I heard a story at work one night about a border collie puppy that needed a home. I was was in tears when the story was done, I thought this can't be real, but when I called the next day to talk to the vet hospital that had the dog, they confirmed the story. The puppy was rescued from a puppy mill where he was found in a crate left to die, he had out grown the crate so his hips had grown threw the metal bars and was starving to death, he didn't have good markings for a border collie so he wasn't worth feeding or going on with, so he was left to die, the rescuers saw him last minute and grabbed him. Needlesstosay I walked in the vets to see him, and fell in love with him right away and just starting crying and the vet said "I think we found a home for Chance". He sat on my lap the whole way home and hasn't left my side ever since. The name "Chance" just fits him, he got a second chance at life. Hes had 2 operations on his hips ever since then, and he's doing better every day, he's 11 months old now. He has some psychological problems, he's scared to death of everything and everyone, but were working on that by socializing him to new things all the time. We already have 2 border collies their 9 years old, and everybody gets along pretty good. I love this breed. candie
What a horrible way for a dog to have to live and nearly die! I was nearly in tears just reading your post. I just can't understand how people can treat an animal that way. I mean, even if he was regarded as a "worthless commodity" you'd think they'd at least shoot him or something, not just leave him to die. (We know people like that aren't going to take the dog to a vet to be euthanized...it would cut into their "bottom line.") I am so glad you adopted him and now Chance has a real chance to see what life is all about and how fun it can be and how wonderful caring people are. Keep us posted on his progress.