Ranger came to us as a foster through one of the rescues we worked with, foster # 67 for us.
He was severely emaciated, malnourished, and heartworm positive with a fractured pelvis.
He was found with his brother, Gunner, by county animal control in a ditch huddled together. The county shelter they were in is no place for any animal...it’s a death sentence for most. Having no social media outreach, only rescues allowed to pull animals, and 72 hours to survive... dogs must keep their paws crossed the right rescue comes along and saves their lives.
Gunner always overshadowed Ranger with his big, in your face, goofy personality. Ranger was shy and stayed in the background. Once Gunner was sent to the Pacific Northwest, Ranger became a different dog; he had a personality, he was goofy, he was playful, he was so loved!
His smile was infectious!
Ranger had more complications than we knew about. He had a ruptured diaphragm, one lung working at 30%, the other filled with fluid, liver in his chest cavity, not to mention late stages of heartworm disease.
We lost Ranger during surgery on May 16, 2018.
Ranger came into our lives and changed us forever, he will always be with us.
Honoring him is our way to keep the memories alive by saving other animals like him.