January 24, 2012
I first learned of Oak Hill Animal Rescue Inc when I saw a news article about three paralyzed dogs they had helped get fitted for, and receive "carts"(doggie wheelchairs) so they could lead happy, productive lives. A short time later I saw another article about OHAR, and their work at Baylor Hospital with their own two therapy dogs. I knew of a paralyzed pitbull dog at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control with two very young pups that per protocal would be immediately EU'd (euthanized) as the mandatory stray hold was up. I emailed Ohar, and Mrs. Baker immediately replied. Even though her rescue was full at the time, she asked a friend if they would foster the dog for her (and they agreed to keep the dog until there was an opening for it as unlike most rescues, all of OHAR's animals are on site. Sadly, it took about a month before the shelter released the dog to the OHAR's foster/rep Daniel Barry, and both of the puppies were sick by then and did not survive. I was very impressed by OHAR's tenacity to stick with it and fight to save this dog from certain death. They named her Hunny-Bunny, and right after OHAR got her a couple who had lost their dog came by to donate their cart to help another dog out. With a few minor adjustments it fit Hunny-Bunny perfectly. Daniel even modified it where she has to use her back legs, and Hunny is beginning to walk now; she can't run or she will fall over, but she's walking. Daniel Barry fell in love with little Hunny-Bunny, and has adopted her for himself. Thanks to the awesome dedication, and perserverance of OHAR a real life Cinderella has been spotted running all over White Rock Dog Park in her little tricked out wheelie. **** By the way, those kind people who donated their dog's wheelie cart to give Hunny-Bunny her new life? Everyone discovered the two dog's had more in common that just their disability... the other dog had been named Honey too ♥ Hunny-Bunny at the shelter https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=185012408237528&set=a.176317392440363.44433.137921312946638&type=1&theater **And this is Hunny-Bunny now https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2720624376412&set=p.2720624376412&type=1&theater
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