In memory of Bill McIntyre


and his beloved dog Tess.

ADAMI HAS BEEN ADOPTED (posted by our Trustee in his blog “Off The Leash”)

How One Korean Dog, Plucked From a Cage in a Butcher Shop, Found a New Home and a New Name

A few months ago I posted a story (https://offtheleash.net/2016/07/21/one-year-old-korean-dog-rescued-from-meat-market-finding-a-home-in-southern-california/) about Adami, a one-year old Korean Golden Retriever who was rescued from a meat market by an animal rights activist and sent to Southern California through an arrangement with the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Adami arrived with some serious medical issues and has been undergoing treatment since his arrival in April.

I am now pleased to report that this story has a happy ending. Adami, who has since been renamed River, has been adopted by the family who fostered him since the Spring. Here he is with his new family.

Adami with his new family

Adami with his new family

River came to this country with a severe case of heartworm. He was originally treated with two injections of Immitricide. In May he was released to his foster family but his treatment required two additional hospital stays. In addition to his medical treatments, River had to be kept quiet, not an easy task considering he is a playful one year old and there are four children in his foster home.

In September, blood tests showed he was free of heartworm and he was put on heartworm prevention medication. One month later he was neutered and had a non-cancerous cyst removed from his head. At that point he was ready for adoption and it was the foster family “won over with his beauty and sweet personality” that offered him a permanent home. Here’s what they have to say:

Adami with his new family

“After five months it's a real treat to throw a ball in the backyard and be playful with our very own ‘River Boy.’ We didn't know what we were taking on back in May but couldn't be more thankful to have had this journey with him. We are so excited to officially make him a part of our family and finalize River's adoption.”

The Tess McIntyre Foundation, of which I am a trustee, used funds contributed by donors to help pay a large part of the cost of River’s treatment. The foundation, a 501(c)3 charity founded last year, is dedicated to helping rescued dogs who need medical attention receive the care they need in order to be adopted. Contributions to the foundation can be made at the organization’s web site. http://www.tessmcintyrefoundation.org/

Please help Tess help other dogs like Cinda!

Donations to The Tess McIntyre Foundation are tax deductible. The Tess Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charity.
Tax ID # 47-5329117.

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