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Mike Connally

If ever there was a dog that needed rescue it was Ruger. Plucked from the streets of a city in Turkey. Living off what he could forage and the kindness of strangers. 
Blind in his left eye. Terrible dermatitis from flea infestation. 
One of the lucky ones plucked from disaster by Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue. 
Today I transported him on his last leg to his long term foster in Virginia. 
One of the nicest dogs I have transported. 

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Mike Connally

The ABESR volunteers in Turkey feeding the street dogs. Unwanted dogs there are just abandoned to the streets to whatever fate awaits them. 
These folks traveled there to accompany 3 dogs to the US. They wanted to see for themselves the fate of the street dogs. 

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traveller2926

The very best to you, Mike.  


Great work.  

 

Respect your commitment to such a worthy project.

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Mike Connally
51 minutes ago, traveller2926 said:

The very best to you, Mike.  


Great work.  

 

Respect your commitment to such a worthy project.

It’s a small effort on my part. But I know I can’t change the world. But I can change that dog’s world. 
I’ll sleep better tonight. 

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gunsrus

You're a good man , Mike .

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shoot-straight

Great job! 

 

I have travelled alot, and dogs in many, many other countries live pretty much on their own. I remember in Tahiti, there were dogs wandering that were literally skin and bones. So sad to see. 

 

Donation on its way. 

 

https://esrescue.org/how-to-help/donate/

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Marc Ret

Hard to fathom how a single post can be so heartwarming yet so heartbreaking all at once. 

 

Well done Mr. Connally and your peers with ABESR. Ruger certainly has better days to come.

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lee sykes

Happy to see this.  He is a beautiful boy.  I have a facebook pal in the U.K. who has two beautiful rescue setters, plus two other dogs from Spain.  Spain and Greece are countries where hunting dogs ae discarded regularly or simply confined and neglected. 

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Brad Eden

Will you adopt me Mike? I promise  I’ll learn to point.

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1 hour ago, Brad Eden said:

Will you adopt me Mike? I promise  I’ll learn to point.

Can you run big?

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Brad Eden
2 minutes ago, EB&Me said:

Can you run big?

Not any more. I’m a boot polisher.

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Don Steese
On 4/11/2021 at 5:14 PM, Mike Connally said:

 I know I can’t change the world. 

 

To my way of thinking, every act of kindness changes the world just a little bit, so I disagree with your premise!

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Mike Connally

Ruger is doing much better. His itching is much relieved with several baths and his medication. He loves his new foster home. 

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Bert in W N.C.

Thank you for what you do! Rugers face says it all. He is so handsome. If that is not a dog smile, then I don't know what one is.

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