Ginger is a Norwegian Elkhound mix we helped rescue from a basement. Fellow rescuers posted an urgent cry for help. This poor dog was living close to where we live. When we first saw the post, we thought it was exaggerated. It said the owner died, and she was locked in the basement because the relatives didn't want her. We thought she was in the house by herself.
When we went to the house to see her, it turns out that Ginger was with the family since she was eight weeks old. Her male owner brushed her, walked her and loved her. He died and the female owner did not want anything to do with her. She was not her dog. She had a bladder infection from trying not to go to the bathroom in the house. She had a giant cyst on her back from sitting. She was ten years old.
The first time we saw her she looked us straight in the eye and wagged her tail. She was full of life. The female owner was glad to be rid of herr. With the help of fellow rescuers, Ginger was on her way.. We were happy as Ginger climbed into our truck on her way to her new home. She was so excited.
She now has a wonderful home and plays at the lake. She is very attached to her young lady. She is the best dog. She was given a second chance at life and she is living it to the fullest every day.