So we’re getting close to the end of the road. A while back, in Volunteering at the Austin Humane Shelter Part 5 I asked readers to help by donating money for the medical fees of a dog named Loretta. They’d found her sitting on two couches; with massive hair loss and problems with her eyes, she needed medical treatment. I asked for help and people came out of the woodwork.
A little while later, Loretta had her surgeries. And I do mean surgeries, I’m aware of at least three that she was given and the vets managed to save her eye despite our having originally been told that she’d lose it. I talked about this a bit, with a little holiday cheer from Loretta herself in Loretta Update: Merry Christmas.
Shortly thereafter, Loretta was moved into foster care with one of the high level BRATT’s named Whitney. I’ve mentioned Whitney previously, she’s the one I take all of my annoyingly detailed questions to; she seems to know everything. In any case, she took Loretta in for foster care as I talked about in Loretta Update: Loretta Has a Foster Home.
I actually spent some time with Loretta the other day, Whitney had brought her in and we tried to get her into a playgroup with Rocco. Unfortunately, Rocco wasn’t feeling quite up to snuff (he was coming down with an upper respiratory tract infection) or up to playing; they got along just fine. She was just as lovable as ever.
Oh yeah, if you’re wondering why I’m recapping all of this, it’s not just me being wordy for the sake of being wordy. Rather, it’s a spacing issue because of how I have the main page of the site set up; I’m trying to get enough text here so I can push the video onto the next page.
In any case, after many long months, Loretta is up for adoption. She’s listed with the other dogs on the Austin Humane Society (second column, fourth dog from the top as I post this) website and there are several pictures and a video of her available. I’ve embedded the video below, it shows how far she’s come since her first arrival, through her surgeries to now.
I have no doubt that she will be adopted in no time at all. She’s currently in the foster to adopt program, that is she is staying with her foster mom but there is information about her in the main kennel. I am told that she may spend some time in the kennel itself; there’s a big out of sight out of mind thing that goes on a lot of the time. If the public can’t see the dogs, they don’t get adopted.
In any case, this will probably be the last full update for Loretta since the next one, which I anticipate happening very soon should be simple. I’ll be happy to report that she was adopted and has found her Forever Home. That was the goal for her all along and, once again, I want to thank everyone who helped. This couldn’t have happened without you.