Our Success StoriesOn this page you will find some of the stories on our toughest rescue animals which are now some of our greatest success stories. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the families who opened their hearts and homes up to these needy animals. Without you these animals would have surely become a statistic.
AbrahamIn October of 2012, Pals For Paws rescued a 10 month old dog named Abraham from a high kill shelter in Kentucky. He had been hit by a truck and no one wanted to adopt him because he had two broken legs, a broken hip, and a broken pelvis. He had surgery on October 25th and his front leg had to be amputated. In December of 2012 The McDonough family saw beyond Abe's medical issues and adopted him into their family. Pals couldn't have found a better family for him if we tried. Visit For The Love of Abraham to see more beautiful pics and to learn more of his story.
WillWill was pulled from Chicago Animal Care and Control emaciated, and with the most severe case of demodectic mange we have seen. He had no fur left and bled when he was touched. His entire body was a scab. His feet even bled when he walked. Dr. Brown showed me this pathetic little boy trembling in his cage. He asked me if we would be willing to help him. That was the first day of the rest of his life! At 4 months of age he certainly had never known anything other than pain and suffering. When I arrived home with Will, Mary came and we gave him his first medicated bath and a bowl of food. He inhaled the food, drank nearly a bowl of water, and curled up in his little bed she brought to him. We named him Will because that was the only thing keeping him alive, the will to live. He spent two weeks at Parkside clinic receiving the medical attention he needed to save his life. They took amazing care of him, giving him daily baths to clean away the scabs and help heal his skin. He came back a happy and playful puppy with eyes full of life! Rebecca Stevens from Hamilton County Humane gave him a sweater to help keep him warm as he did not have any fur. We now know he will be a very
handsome tan boy with some white markings.