(Nov. 24, 2006) -- Friends of LB Animals (FoLBA) reports this success story...and hopes an even better ending follows.
FoLBA says LB Animal Control officers took in this "sweet, shy and loving" black 1 1/2 year old retriever mix. Animal Control officers realized that he was in pain. A local veterinary hospital determined that he needed orthopedic hip surgey. Without it, he might face the euthanasia needle.
So FoLBA provided the funds to cover Montana's surgery. It was a success...and FoLBA says Montana now resides pain-free in cage #501 at LB's Animal Control center at 7700 E. Spring St.
"He is a sweet, shy boy who is finally learning to trust his human companions," writes FoLBA president Shirley Vaughan in an email...adding that they call him "Montana" after the Treasure State for his big heart and his capacity to grow as a loving and treasured animal companion." She adds:
"If you can open your heart and your home to this beautiful dog that has finally found peace from his pain, Montana is awaiting your visit at the Companion Animal Village. If you are not in a position to adopt, please consider joining Friends of Long Beach Animals (www.FOLBA.org) who regularly assists with the special medical needs of animals that are housed at Long Beach Animal Control."