Labrador Gifts For Your Family Pet This Christmas

December 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Pets

The extraordinary rescue and recovery story of a charming Labrador Retriever name Pepper recently won the first place prize in a competition conducted by Purina Pro Plan and Rally to Rescue. As outlined by a MarketWatch.com report, Sheryl Hogan rescued the abandoned dog and her Den Animal Rescue team was rewarded the grand prize in recognition of the efforts they put in to get Pepper back on her feet. When Sheryl found Pepper abandoned on the road in February last year, she refused to leave the devastated canine alone and made certain that Pepper got all of the professional medical and emotional attention she deserved to bring her back to normal.

How Sheryl Hogan found Pepper

Pepper was thrown from an automobile and abandoned on the highway. Sheryl happened to watch this alarming scene on a wintry February day as she was driving back after rescuing animals scheduled to be put down. If not for Sheryl, Pepper would not have made it through the frigid wintry day on her own. Sheryl rescued Pepper and traveled to the veterinarian only to discover that Pepper had encountered some fractures and also hip dysphasia. Pepper also displayed symptoms of substantial hair loss from malnutrition and parasites. She had suffered a lot of psychological trauma, and was tremendously untrusting and anxious.

Pepper’s winning battle against all odds

Sheryl knew that Pepper demanded physical and emotional care over a lengthy period. She decided to look after Pepper herself in preference to handing her over to foster homes. Sheryl sat by Pepper for many weeks and talked to her every single day before she little by little began accepting affection through a lab gift and gained trust. At the outset afraid of the smallest disturbances, Pepper soon found her stride and became a cheerful pooch. Pepper is now a permanent member of the Hogan household. Pepper is also an integral part of Hogan’s animal rescue shelter. This uplifting account of inner strength and conviction to survive is a ray of hope for many other pet lovers.

How Rally to Rescue and Purina Pro Plan help

Over sixty articles were sent in to the judging panel that narrowed it down to 10 final contestants. In excess of 12,000 votes were taken from June through October who concluded that Pepper’s story of endurance was a source of inspiration. Pepper and Sheryl will be felicitated on Thanksgiving Day before the National Dog Show. The winning duo will also receive exclusive backstage tours and tickets. Along with a personal interaction with well-known dog expert David Frei, Sheryl’s Den Animal Rescue will also receive $5,000 worth pet food coupons from Purina Pro Plan to aid in providing nutrition to the rescued animals.

Purina Pro Plan expressed their thanks in rewarding such acts of bravery and courage as well as perseverance. Calling this story a great example of pet rescue, the contest is an attempt to honor organizations that work towards a better life for abandoned pets through adoptions as well as volunteering. The Rally to Rescue is an integral part of a pet rescue project organized by Purina Pro Plan and has helped over 400,000 pets find a supportive home. The group also has contributed more than $1 million to the project over the past two years.

Carrie Haley is a labrador retriever caretaker and knows a good bit about the many types, having spent very many years with them. Accompanied with that wisdom he has a lot of unique labrador shirts for all the other lab retriever owners that are around.

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