Last updated August 25, 2014
Lad, a Rough Collie, came to The Arrow Fund on February 10, 2014 from Daviess County, KY. He had been shot in his muzzle, and the lower half of his jaw was severely damaged. The Arrow Fund immediately transferred him to Blue Pearl where he could receive emergency medical care from the specialists at Blue Pearl. Upon examination, the doctors found that Lad was extremely underweight (only 41 lbs on intake) and was a 1 on a scale of 1 to 9, with 1 being the lowest possible before death. The gunshot wound appeared to be at least 6 days old, if not more, and was severely infected. Once he was strong enough, the front of the lower portion of Lad’s jaw needed to be removed to get rid of the infected tissue that would not be able to heal. Lad visited UC Davis to discuss possible options for his jaw; after months of treatment we are devastated to say that Lad lost his battle.
Lad has been a shining light for us all. He had suffered a tremendous wrong done to him, and yet he never once showed any hesitance to love everyone he met. The pain he must have been feeling when he first came to us, and yet he wagged his tail when he saw us that first day. One would think with his history that he would need to learn how to trust and love again, but this wasn’t the case. He taught US the power of trust, love, and strength. Live, Love, Lad. Lad will be forever remembered and loved.
Age: Under 1 Year
Breed: Rough Collie
Color: Sable and White