CALABASAS, Calif. — One of the six dogs that had been abused and abandoned in Southern California this summer has found a new home and future as a therapy dog.
The world was shocked when a 16-month-old Golden Retriever, Fergus, was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot with severe burns on his back. It appeared that someone had poured a type of acid on his back which left a gaping wound that required several months of recovery.
Strangers rallied together and donated money, toys, and treats that were delivered by the truckload to the medical center where Fergus was being treated.
Thankfully, the attack never stopped Fergus from wagging his tail.
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We are pleased to tell you that Fergus has found a new home with Vic and Anngel Benoun. He also has a new fur-brother— a Golden Retriever named Casper. The couple plans on training Fergus to become a therapy dog that will visit patients in burn wards.
“He’s going to go to Shriners Hospitals for Children and I hope he’ll go to burn wards,” said Anngel Benoun.
The SoCal Golden Retriever Rescue received hundreds of applications from around the world for Fergus. Barbara Gayle, from the rescue, is very pleased with the outcome of this story.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything better. What horror happens to you. Whatever your adversity, you can overcome it with grace and dignity and love. I think that’s who he is, that’s who this baby is,” she told NBC.
There is a $50,000 reward for any information that leads to the person or people responsible for these horrendous chemical attacks.