A BONDED PAIR – LUKE AND WILEY, and now one is no more…
Eldad Hagar of Hope For Paws rescued Wiley almost ten years ago.
He was a stray, in the desert, living on rocks and plastic bags, that we later found in his stomach via X-Ray.
He had been shot at with pellets, (some were removed and some still remain inside him) and he was trying to walk on a broken hip, after being struck by a truck. Once Eldad rescued him, The Forgotten Dog immediately brought Wiley into our rescue, and after months of rehabilitation and medical care, our exec director, Linzi Glass, decided to adopt him.
Within a year a dog named Luke was rescued by us – he was semi- feral and at the Downey shelter set to be euthanized. Luke quickly became very attached to Wiley. It was clear that he was not adoptable, so he became Wiley’s life-long companion, or “The Bodyguard” as he was called. He never left Wiley’s side for almost nine years the two were inseparable. Wiley, now a 13 year old senior, had a medical set-back almost two years ago and Luke was right there to nurse him back to health.
Tragically, Luke took a sudden and very drastic turn a month ago, and after every possible medical intervention, he was clearly not going to make it. We brought him home for a final week with Wiley, and then we had to let him go. Wiley is not the same without his best friend. We know that one day they will be together again.
Our foundation never separates bonded pairs, no matter how long it takes for them to be adopted, we wait patiently, until that perfect home comes along for both dogs.
Please donate in memory of LUKE, and in honor of all bonded pairs, who deserve to stay together.