Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My New Foster Brother - Lazarus

Hi Friends,

I'm a couple weeks late on this, but...I have a new foster brother!

Meet Lazarus - this is what he looked like when he came into KPR (Kentuckiana Pug Rescue).

Lazarus was found lying on a driveway and thought to be dead. When the Animal Control Officer came to remove him, he detected life left and rushed him to Veterinary care. Lazarus clearly laid down on that driveway ready to give up and cross over to the Rainbow Bridge. He was so dirt encrusted and flea infested that his breed, color or coat was a mystery. Besides the obvious emaciation; he was also found to be heartworm positive, anemic, feces full of worms, UTI, etc. Since then he has gained quite a bit of much needed weight. Once the bacterial infections and hemoglobin level have improved, he will start the heartworm treatment. This will take about three months. During that time he will slowly receive his vaccinations, get neutered, and have a dental.
This will be a long and challenging road to recovery - expensive too. If anyone is interested in donating towards his care, you can do so by going to:
or you can paypal your payment to email adress or mail in a check to KPR PO Box 22697 Louisville, KY 40252-0697.
He doesn't look or act like the same dog - what a difference having food in your belly makes! I'll post updated pictures and video soon!
~ Apollo


  1. Awww I've heard about Lazarus, I'm really glad you have a new foster brother :)and he has a new awesome home.


    Minnie Moo

  2. Oh, Apollo, your mama must be an angel! I read about Lazarus on KPR's website - such a sad story and such sad pictures! He is ever so lucky to have someone has great as your mama to take him in and help him get better. Can't wait to see updated pics!

  3. It was so nice meeting Lazarus over the weekend - we can't believe how much better he looks now!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  4. Wow! That ol' boy will be in tip top shape in no time!

    Apollo, buddy.....keep an eye on him, k?

  5. oh apollo!
    you and your mommy are saving lazarus!
    i have happy tears in my eyes!
    oh we cannot wait to see more photos and stories!
    m & e

  6. Thank you so much for saving this angel. This beautiful baby will become the best companion every... he will NEVER forget what the rescue team has done for him, and once in his forever home, he will have lover greater that any person could give. "Laz" will a blessing throughout his life to his new family. Cherish this baby and be ready to receive love like you have never known.

    Thanks to animal control for giving Laz a chance and a BIG thanks to Kentucky rescue for saving him and for all your time, money and effort spent to help him become a healthy boy. I am touched with the love you have for this boy...

    God bless you all. Please post more pictures of Laz as he becomes healthier and is able to adapt to his new family!

    I'm sending prayers and kind thoughts to each of you... THANKS!

    Bob (KC MO)

  7. Lazarus, we hope your new foster family is wonderful and you are enjoying a fresh new start. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
    World of Animals