Rider was about four years old when he came to us as a stray. This sweet black lab had a few non-life-threatening conditions, including problem skin, missing fur on his head and, most significantly, paw problems, including a large swollen open wound on his left hind leg.
He had a lumpectomy and his recovery was very slow, spending an entire year with us during recovery, including ongoing medical treatment and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
In one of those star-crossed joys of life, along came Ileana, who was hired as a kennel attendant at the RAPS City of Richmond Animal Shelter. Everyone at RAPS loves Rider, but Ileana and he formed a special bond. She fostered him in November and formally adopted him on January 2 this year.
Life is good for Rider (and Ileana)!
RAPS is able to ensure happy endings like Rider’s because of the amazing support from our community. Thank you!