Sam - A Lab That Loves Everybody
Susan Daffron talks to Bridgette Mongeon from the Homeless Pet Placement League in Houston, Texas about a one-year old black Labrador retriever named Sam (short for Samantha). Bridgette is Sam's "foster mom." She and her husband have been fostering dogs (especially puppies!) on a regular basis for HPPL, but Sam actually was a dog they found. Sam was wandering the street, in heat, with a rope wrapped around her throat, body, and trailing behind her.
This dog obviously had not been well cared for by her previous owner and Bridgette was relieved when no one came forward to claim Sam. Malnourished and skinny, Sam also had mange, heart worms and other problems, but after a few months in foster care living the "good life" and receiving veterinary treatment, you would never know it. As you can see from the photo, Sam's fur just gleams and she's clearly a happy healthy girl now. Although Sam had a rough beginning, she is truly a "marvelous dog" (to quote Bridgette). Sam likes to play, go for walks, and even knows a few commands. If you like Labs or other retrievers, you'll love Sam!
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