Gracie, September, 2000
Animal shelters are not vacation resorts. It was the end of summer, and a young black Lab found herself in an animal shelter in Mounds, Oklahoma. It was extremely hot, and an animal control officer contacted Lab Rescue, Inc, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The summer heat was too much for many of the animals. Some dogs, like Gracie, were in open air runs with little protection from the sun. Gracie would not make it if she stayed in this shelter. Lucky for Gracie, Lab Rescue, Inc, was able to pull her.
Gracie was injured, and she was diagnosed with a partially torn cranial ligament in her left knee. Surgical exploration of the knee plus stabilization was recommended. LABMED was approached and funding was provided to help pay Gracie's vet bills.
Gracie was an apparent stray, but she had a great deal of training. Her rescuers said she has gundog training and is perfectly housebroken. Her temperament? She is a Lab, and she is a perfect lady!
Gracie now lives with a fine older couple. Since she is only 3 years old, she has many years of belly rubs in her future!
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