Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Remembering Wilson

Wilson prior to being rescued.

Doll called me this past Friday morning in tears – Wilson had died. Wilson was one of the dogs Doll rescued from complete squalor in Carroll County, Mississippi. Doll would later file charges and win the custody of Wilson and 11 other dogs. Wilson was the sweetest dog, with the best temperament – of the group, Wilson was clearly Doll’s favorite. He was the first dog she’d seen on the property when she arrived and his disposition immediately attracted her attention.

Take me with you.

Wilson was chained to a stake and had very little movement in any direction. His water was infested with mosquito larvae and his food was a sloppy mess, which, we think, consisted mostly of day old bread. As as result Wilson was emaciated and full of parasites. Upon arrival at Project Hope, Wilson was treated for parasites and monitored for weight gain, but he struggled to put on any weight at all. Last Wednesday when he started to appear sluggish he was admitted to Veterinary Associates in Grenada and placed on medication for what the vets believed were ulcers. On Friday morning he died quietly and peacefully at the hospital.

No animal ever comes into your life without making an impact – some make larger impacts than others and Wilson has left an awfully big void. We’ll miss you, buddy.


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