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When She Saw This Sad Dog’s Photo On Facebook, This Woman Dropped Everything To Save Him
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When She Saw This Sad Dog’s Photo On Facebook, This Woman Dropped Everything To Save Him

When Christina Morgan saw a Facebook post about Jaripo the senior dog to be put down, she knew she had to save him. “I saw that this small dog was breaking the internet,” Morgan told The Dodo. “No one was really taking action — and that’s a high-rate dog euthanasia shelter… So I just said, ‘To hell with it,'” the woman recalls. “It’s pouring rain. My husband’s like, ‘Are you nuts?'”. But the next thing Morgan was already in the car, driving 2 hours as fast as she could just to meet the cute dog.

The tension increased when she phoned the animal shelter and the staff told they couldn’t guarantee the old dog would be there when she arrived. Morgan remembers: “They said, ‘If he needs to be put to sleep, we will do that'”. And so the woman drove faster, managing to get there just in time for dog rescue.

Morgan took Jaripo straight to the vet, as the doggie’s previous owners claimed he had a terminal illness. The dog’s blood tests came strong and, apart from some pain in his spine and hips, it turned out the canine was healthy.

Morgan took him to Paw Works, her animal rescue from which Jaripo was taken by a loving foster family. There, he will “just live his days out.”

“He’s a happy camper,” says Morgan. I mean, just look at that smile!

More info: Paw Works | Facebook | Instagram (h/t: thedodo)

When Christina Morgan heard about Jaripo the doggie, she knew she had to save him from death

“No one was really taking action — and that’s a high-kill shelter…”

“So I just said, ‘To hell with it’…  My husband’s like, ‘Are you nuts?'”

Morgan managed to come just before the senior dog was supposed to be put down

The woman took Jaripo to the vet and then to Paw Works, her animal rescue shelter

From there, he was taken by a loving foster family where he will “just live his days out”

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Herbert Nenenger
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

omg, I hate it when people treat animals as if they're disposable. I've never abandoned any of my dogs once they get to be old and a lot more work, more medicine, more everything. How dare they take an animal in the first place if their love is conditional upon how much trouble they are? gaaaaahhhh !

The Laugh Fan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I couldn't agree more. Why on earth get a pet and then dump them at at time they probably need you the most! One of my little dogs is blind and deaf and costing us a fortune in vets fees. I don't care a jot about that - she's part of my family. I would do anything to improve things for her. Certainly would never want to be part with her. My other dog is a more recent addition and he's a rescue with a lot of issues. Outside the house he's a bit of a nightmare - scared of cars, dogs, beeping noises, phones and sudden movements but inside he's loving and affectionate (as long as there isn't anything like the above on TV!) Anything I can due to repay them for the joy and love they've given me I would do a hundred times over if possible. Good on you for saving this lovely dog. Watching a rescue dog grow in trust and develop confidence as they become part of the family is one of the most rewarding things I've done.

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Melody Lanzatella
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for stepping up! The senior dogs reeeally have my heart!

Emre
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can not kill what you did not create. Animals are not disposable object. How can one make a decision for the life of other?

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Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

omg, I hate it when people treat animals as if they're disposable. I've never abandoned any of my dogs once they get to be old and a lot more work, more medicine, more everything. How dare they take an animal in the first place if their love is conditional upon how much trouble they are? gaaaaahhhh !

The Laugh Fan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I couldn't agree more. Why on earth get a pet and then dump them at at time they probably need you the most! One of my little dogs is blind and deaf and costing us a fortune in vets fees. I don't care a jot about that - she's part of my family. I would do anything to improve things for her. Certainly would never want to be part with her. My other dog is a more recent addition and he's a rescue with a lot of issues. Outside the house he's a bit of a nightmare - scared of cars, dogs, beeping noises, phones and sudden movements but inside he's loving and affectionate (as long as there isn't anything like the above on TV!) Anything I can due to repay them for the joy and love they've given me I would do a hundred times over if possible. Good on you for saving this lovely dog. Watching a rescue dog grow in trust and develop confidence as they become part of the family is one of the most rewarding things I've done.

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Melody Lanzatella
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for stepping up! The senior dogs reeeally have my heart!

Emre
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can not kill what you did not create. Animals are not disposable object. How can one make a decision for the life of other?

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