Monday, May 12, 2014

Meet Osha!

I want to warn everybody up front that these are some very yucky pictures. I know not everyone likes to look at them, but it's impawtant for us at LBR to share all of our stories -- from the happy fuzzy forever homes to the awful shape some of our pups are in when they first come into LBR's care.

So... meet Osha.

This was her "freedom ride" from the shelter, when we start a pup out on their way to their new lives with an LBR foster home. But it was hard to call it that for poor Osha, who's still in such bad shape! We don't know what happened to her, just that we got a call from a shelter that they had a sick and emaciated boxer baby in dire need of help.

In addition to needing some groceries badly, poor Osha has a horribly bad case of demodex mange. Her skin is in such bad shape that the vet is having to smear lotion on her constantly just so her skin doesn't stick to the bedding when she gets up! She also has round worms and coccidia messing up her insides. She's going to have a long road to recovery, but our vet thinks she's going to recover and be a happy, healthy boxer again!

And you know what? I always say how much LBR volunteers rock, but our supporters are just as amazing. After we shared Osha's story this weekend, LBR's pawesome Facebook fans donated over $8,000 for Osha's care!! WOW! With so much love and support behind her, I know Osha's going to recover and find her pawfect happily ever after.


  1. Poor baby. Yes, rescues and volunteers do rock
    Lily and Edward

  2. Oh that poor, poor baby. It's heartbreaking to see such a wonderful dog in that condition. Whoever let her get that way needs to be put away for a long, long time. (I hope they get a nice itchy rash too). Our prayers to sweet Osha and her caregivers. Looking forward to a follow up in the future with some good news.

  3. We can hardly wait to see the AFTER picture, I know she is going to do just great, a special thank you to the LBR Volunteers and the shelter for calling you!!!!!
    stella rose

  4. OMD that POOR SWEET INNOCENT thing. We PRAY that she Totally RECOVERS and can find a TENDER and Loving furEVER home.

  5. Look at her!!! There is a beautiful girl just WAITING to show her true colors!
    LBR is the BEST!!!!

  6. Sweet Osha, these pictures made mom cry. we do not understand how this happens, but we know that you are now in the best of hands. We look forward to seeing you bloom sweet girl.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  7. The poor girl =( I can't even begin to imagine what her life was like before. I bet she is starting to have hopeful puppy dreams!

  8. I'm not even going to read this b/c mom's eyes filled up with water by just looking at the picture but thank you LBR for all that you do for the mistreated.

    Aroo to you,

  9. Her llife has just taken a huge turn for the better!! Big hugs to all of you for what you do!