A dog — estimated to be about 14 years old — was found deaf and starving in a parking lot when a decent human being called FIDO, the Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside, for help. The poor thing was COVERED in fleas!
Here's what FIDO said about the poor pup:
“He was clearly malnourished and extremely dehydrated. He had no energy, was lethargic and couldn’t even walk or lift his head. We didn’t want to take the animal someplace where he’d be put down."
Instead, things got MUCH better for the pooch — and he found a home with Susan Niehoff of Irvington. She's a true hero! Here's what she said:
“I just loved him, and I hadn’t even seen him yet. He just looked like a Norman, so that’s what I named him. He really didn’t want anybody touching him."
Norman ended up warming up, though, but he wasn't out of the woods yet: Norman’s legs were giving out due to arthritis.
Luckily, he was donated a doggy wheelchair, which can run upwards of $300. Which means that someone out there was willing to help out a dog that many would see too old for the effort!
That warms our hearts!
Now, Norman is spending the remaining years of his life happy — and mobile!
A 45-year-old nurse from Lima, Peru, named Maria Torero makes her money during the day caring for sick humans. But with the help of donations and her own money, she spends her nights taking care of terminally ill cats.
And not one or two sick kitties, but 175 of them! At least that was the number at last count.