Meet Forest

Meet Forest2019-07-08T11:36:47+00:00

Forest came to North Shore Animal League America in heartbreaking condition. He had been severely neglected and then abandoned in a vacant parking lot.

His coat was filthy and matted, leaving his ears and skin infected. Both of his front legs have orthopedic problems including dislocated elbows. One paw had actually been strangled when his unkempt hair was allowed to wrap around it. He also had dental disease. And Forest is blind in both eyes. We cleaned him, shaved his coat to an appropriate length, treated his wounds and dental issues, and he was fitted with a front-limb cart so he can move comfortably. He was then put into our Foster Care Program to rest and recover. One thing is for sure: Forest will have everything he needs to lead a happy, healthy life because of his Sponsors. Thank you!

July 2019

Forest fits in just perfectly in his home with his two canine brothers, Bruno and Scooter, and his three feline siblings named Baci, Casper, and Tony. “His blindness has been a small challenge for him since it’s also hard for him to navigate with his serious orthopedic issues. We have wheels for him and are working on having him use them more,” says his mom, Juliana. “He spends most of his time snoozing on the couch or sunbathing on warmer days.” There’s been a change in the house recently though. Forest’s human sister, named Cadence, was born! He has decided that he loves to snuggle most with Cadence and then with Baci the cat. Juliana comments that he is such a happy dog and it’s such fun to watch him turn into a puppy when he gets hold of a squeaky toy. He has made a fantastic addition to her home and it was only possible due to his admission to the Sponsorship Program.

March 2019

This handsome fella didn’t look so gorgeous when he arrived at our Pet Health Centers. He’d been abandoned in a parking lot in shocking condition. His coat was so matted and tight it was cutting off his circulation. He has serious orthopedic problems, dental disease, and is blind. But his can-do attitude and bright personality inspired everyone, and now he is home with Juliana — who adores him — and his two canine brothers and three feline brothers. “Forest is doing wonderful,” said Juliana. “He has really come out of his shell in our home. His favorite things to do are play with his squeaky toys and snuggle.” Does it get any better than this? We don’t think so.