Once upon a time, in a town not so far away, a Great Dane puppy was born. He was happy as puppies are and more than willing to shower his owners with love. But his owners didn't care much for dogs and stuffed him in a crate and left him alone. Then, as though by luck, he found himself taken in at a Veterinarian hospital but he was so far gone that no one believed he'd make it. Then an organization named Danes in Distress got involved and spoke with a wonderful lady at a clinic further North. She phoned and phoned because a Veterinarian's clinic was no place for a dog to die. Morgan deserved to be loved in his last days. Sue and Harv were contacted and they agreed to take him in and be his foster parents, knowing Morgan wasn't expected to live much longer and just needed a loving place to live his final days.
It wasn't long before Morgan's health began to turn around. Within days he had gained a handful of pounds. And he continued to gain weight under the watchful and careful eye of his new foster parents; Sue and Harv. Every week Morgan returned to the vet clinic who had found him his foster parents, and every week he gained pound after pound after pound. His scars began healing and his demeanor regained its youthful puppy love again. Morgan began playing with his brothers and sisters and meeting new friends and running around having a grand time. And his weight increased and increased and as time went on his health began returning. Morgan came in weekly for his weigh-ins and treats at the clinic. Where at first his bony body was a sad sight, Morgan was now starting to look like a regular dog.
Morgan wasn't out of the woods yet. Now that his health was improving and he was no longer expected to join the big home in the sky Morgan needed to have his cherry eye fixed to improve his sight and undergo an orchidectomy (neuter). He came underwent his procedures like a champ and his recovery went well. Now he is back with his foster parents and can proudly call them his new owners. They'd fallen so in love with him they couldn't stand the thought of ever having to let him go. Now he runs around with his brothers and sisters, says hi to the horses, and enjoys the loving affection of the owners he deserved from birth. With his suffering behind him and his health returned, Morgan can now finally....
live happily ever after.
Congratulations to Morgan for a full recovery!
and a special thanks to Danes in Distress, and especially Sue and Harv
for all their hard work and love and devotion to Morgan.
We wish you all the best!
From all of us: Dr. Frits, Kathryn, Tina, Laura, Lisette, and Els.
Check out the article written about Morgan that was recently published in one of the Sundridge newspapers. He's become a bit of a celebrity!
Morgan has a renewed faith in people again, and is more than happy to show his love. Kathryn gets a big kiss from Morgan (below, left) and Morgan enjoys a comforting massage from Laura.
It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago Morgan was in such rough shape that a foster home was found for him in order to live his last days as a happy boy. Now when you see him it's hard to tell he's ever had any sort of problems at all. He's happy and full of energy and finally getting to live life as the puppy he is.
Here is a before and after picture from the day he was picked up to be taken to his foster Angels to just last week. Morgan has made a complete turn around. He's just 11 pounds away from a healthy weight, and judging by his size he might even be able to gain more than that. He's happier, perkier, shinier, and all around much better than ever before.
Morgan has been absolutely thrilled to take sleigh rides with his Angels. He's been bouncing around having a grand ol'time. With his new found weight he has discovered his new found energy. This past Friday Morgan actually broke into the 50 kg category and it seems his goal weight will actually be met again one day. He's come a really long way since we first saw him in the middle of February when he moved in with his Angels. The first portion of his life was horrendous, but now he seems to be happier than a clam. He's been wagging his tail constantly and loves all the attention his Angels are pouring on him. He is definitely one happy boy.
Morgan has been out enjoying sleigh rides and having fun with his foster siblings every day. Check out the pictures to see him taking in the beautiful sunshine.
Morgan and his Angel!
The annual Dane-A-Thon is happening again this May. You can show your support for Morgan's progress, and other Danes like him, by attending the event, sponsoring, or making a pledge in his honor, and support Danes In Distress so they may continue all the wonderful work they do for Danes everywhere. Check out the Danes In Distress website here for all the information you'll need about the event.
Let's create more success stories like Morgan!
News on Morgan has been wonderful. He continues to gain weight, and interact with all his foster siblings. He has begun making joyful leaps when he is out for a walk, and his tail just can't stop wagging with joy. With all the love he has been receiving thanks to Danes In Distress and his Foster Angels and everyone supporting him, his scars have begun healing and he is becoming healthier and healthier every day.
Feb. 15, 2011
32.5 kg / 71.5 lbs
42.7 kg / 94 lbs
44.1 kg / 97 lbs
March 4, 2011
46.5 kg / 102.4 lbs
March 11, 2011
49.9 kg / 109.9 lbs
March 18, 2011
51.2 kg / 112.6 lbs
March 25, 2011
53.3 kg / 117.2 lbs
April 1, 2011
55.2 kg / 121.6 lbs
April 8, 2011
56.9 kg / 125.2 lbs
April 15, 2011
58.1 kg / 128 lbs
April 29, 2011
58.8 kg / 129.2 lbs
March 3, 2012
64 kg / 141 lbs
!!! Reached !!!