Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

The vet told Stephen euthanasia was his only option, but he and Ollie were about to meet a guardian angel.

Stephen Foster works as a part-time repairman at a gas station in Dade, Florida. Since his 35-year-old wife recently passed away, Stephen has begun to believe in the love and company of his little dog Ollie. The pooch accompanies him to figure, happily watching her dad from the top of a tether.

A few weeks ago, Ollie broke her leg when she was hit by a car driving through the parking lot of a gas station. The vet told Stephen that euthanasia was his only option, but he and Ollie were close to seeing the guardian spirit. In fact, they are a large group of people!

An animal control officer with Pasco County Animal Services urged Stephen to not hand over hope. Subsequent day, the officer returned with veterinarian Christine Glenn, who transferred Ollie to the PCAS shelter for further care. “Ollie may be a special girl. he's this gentleman’s whole world. And without her he doesn’t sleep well in the dark. This is often his companion since his wife gave up the ghost ,” Dr. Glenn told ABC Action News.

Upon examination, Dr. Glenn found that Ollie had a broken leg and internal injuries, and he hoped to undergo surgery. The PCAS medical team, alongside volunteers from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay , visited work repairing Ollie’s ruptured diaphragm. Her prognosis was guarded, but she proved to be a fighter, heading into yet one more surgery—this time for her fractured leg—just days later.

Wearing a furry belt, Ollie began a long road to recovery. In the next few weeks, Stephen visited her in the medical room whenever he had the opportunity.weeks. It had been clear to all or any who witnessed their time together that Stephen and Ollie truly love each other .

“Her eyes soften when she sees him, and her little body wags. The love between man and dog is obvious, and that we at PCAS want to preserve this bond,” the shelter wrote during a Facebook update. Finally, the day the couple were looking forward to arrived. On Thursday, July 29th, Ollie was discharged from the hospital!

She isn't fully healed yet, but she is robust enough to spend the rest of her recovery reception with Stephen—with several follow-ups at PCAS along the way. Once she gets medical clearance, Ollie’s pals at the shelter will provide her with a crate, so she will safely accompany Stephen to figure once more . “Ollie means everything to me. Like I said, she’s my kid,” Stephen confided to ABC.

In addition to Dr. Glenn and then the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, PCAS credits a grant from Maddie’s Fund, and a partnership with Human Animal Support Services with their ability to save lots of Ollie’s life. Now Stephen can sleep soundly once more together with his beloved Ollie back by his side! See their beautiful reunion in the video below.


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