REMEMBERING THEM

Love & Paws Rescue works tirelessly to save the dogs in our community. We want to honor the dogs that have crossed the rainbow bridge before finding their forever homes. These dogs will live in our hearts forever and we want to tell everyone their story to hopefully end the neglect and abuse that leads to premature passing.

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Wilma

Wilma was a 10 year old Lab mix that had lived her whole life in a hoarder's home in Winnsboro. Texas. It was obvious that she was over bred and that she had been severely neglected. Our mission was to do everything we could to turn Wilma's life around and find her the perfect forever home. She fell ill within days of her rescue and was diagnosed with pyometra. She thankfully survived the emergency surgery and continued to heal. She started to play with the other foster dogs, enjoying all the affection we had to offer, and was so happy to finally be living the life she always wanted. Unfortunately when the winter storm hit, she fell ill again. She ultimately passed from severe pneumonia that her immune compromised body could not fight off. 

We remember Wilma as the amazing momma dog that she was to Winifred, Wayland, Wren, and Whiskey. We remember her for the sweet natured and gentle girl that she was. She enjoyed soft blankets, fluffy beds, and was always monitoring her babies to make sure they were happy.

We will keep fighting for dogs like Wilma.

Winifred

Winifred was an 8 year old Lab mix that had lived her whole life in a hoarder's home in Winnsboro. Texas. She had been neglected and it was obvious that she did not have much human contact as she was mostly semi-feral. We wanted to give Winifred all the time she needed to get comfortable with us and ultimately find her perfect and patient forever home. Unfortunately when the winter storm hit, she fell ill. She ultimately passed from severe pneumonia that her immune compromised body could not fight off. 

We remember Winifred as the resilient girl that was uncomfortable with physical touch but didn't let that stop her from enjoying life. She loved throwing her toys around, showing them off, and piling them up to play with later. She had such a happy spirit. So much so that we called her "Happy" most of the time. 

We will keep fighting for dogs like Winifred.

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Loni

Loni was a 10 year old Pit Bull mix. She was surrendered to the shelter, riddled with cancer. She had a large tumor on her mammary that was causing her a lot of pain and discomfort. She had not eaten any food, drank any water, and had been nauseous at the shelter. We could not stand to let her suffer and decided to bring her home as a hospice foster. After only two days in our care, we knew it was her time. We helped Loni cross the rainbow bridge to finally have the rest she deserved.

We remember Loni for the gentle and strong girl that she was at the end. She laid her head in our lap, enjoying pets for hours. She found comfort in being close to us. She knew love with us when she needed it the most.

We will keep fighting for dogs like Loni.