How It Started
In May of 2023, SoCal Weim Rescue took in an 11 week old puppy who was surrendered to a vet for euthanasia. Thankfully a wonderful vet tech at the facility contacted SoCal Weimaraner rescue to see if we could take her in and we agreed to support her fight for recovery. The organization got in touch with Hazel's previous owners (the ones who left her at the vet for euthanasia) and learned Hazel was never healthy from day one. The prior owners purchased her off of Craig's List and were told she was a silver lab. She had no energy and slept a lot and was taken to the vet twice in the course of 1 1/2 weeks of ownership.
We were told that she was negative for Parvo and Distemper but positive for Giardia….easily treatable we thought. What we found when she was transferred to our vet was a puppy that weighed 8 pounds and should have weighed 18! Skeletal but in good spirits we thought if we could get the Giardia under control and some weight on her she would be a happy puppy in a new rescue home. WRONG!!! She was rushed to an emergency vet very lethargic and in extreme distress only a few days later.
How It's Going
Hazel's foster family who so wonderfully supported Hazel through her tough recovery decided to make it official and adopted her on Mother's Day of 2023. Hazel has continued to thrive and, we received the following updated from her new mom in August of 2023:
Hazel is now 45 lbs. and 6 months old! She is healthy, happy, and loved. She has a golden retriever bestie in our neighborhood who she loves to play with which is amazing as she has gotten so much more comfortable meeting new people and dogs! She has discovered she likes the rain, playing fetch, cuddles, chasing shadows, and is learning as she grows there’s more to reach and explore in the world and house - including her daily supplements of a hibiscus flower from our garden. (don’t worry we’ve Vet checked and googled and it’s not a harmful hibiscus)
We are so pleased to have been able to save a dog otherwise scheduled for euthanasia and look forward to more updates from Hazel and family in the future!