Handsome Finds Love in the Surgery Suite
Handsome arrived at the shelter in bad shape. He was emaciated and had severe ear infections causing scabbing around his head and neck. The toes of his left hind foot were ridden with infection, as well. It’s hard to imagine the pain Handsome was in. With the infections in his toes worsening rapidly and affecting his joints, the Veterinary Services staff at Larimer Humane Society decided to amputate his toes for the best chance at complete recovery.
After several weeks of tender, loving care, Handsome’s ear infections cleared up and his foot was healing well. It was decided that the best move for Handsome would be to a foster home so he could recover and gain weight. He went home with none other than Larimer Humane Society’s Supervising Veterinarian, Dr. Elise Gingrich.
After several weeks of recovery in his new foster home, Handsome had become more than a visitor. He was there to stay.
“He was such a loving dog,” said Dr. Gingrich, “his personality was a perfect fit with our family.” Handsome is now at an ideal weight and has a beautiful, shiny coat, befitting of his new name. He is full of energy and loves to play with his brothers, Tank, a nine-year-old Labrador Retriever; and Leo, a two-year-old Golden/Pyrenees mix.