Saving Darwin and Madeleine
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The stories of most of our rescues begin the day we meet them, usually injured by the side of the road, or staying behind bars in a kill shelter.
Most of the time we are only aware of their stories through the marks and injuries they bear in their bodies. the rest is most of the time an incognita, in Madeleine and Darwin’s case we know much more.
A bonded couple:
Darwin was already a part of the family when Madeleine arrived to the home. A distemper survivor, he was one of the lucky few to survive the ravages of the virus. The disease left him with a bit of a wobbly walk and some of the quirks usual in survivors of the disease. He was a lonely dog, living in a lovely home but a hostile neighborhood. The arrival of Madeleine changed all that.
Madeleine is a kind, loving gentle giant of a dog. Abandoned on the Lebanon streets as a puppy, she used to follow people in the street, looking for a kind word, a smile, a gentle tummy rub. WRONG THING TO DO if you live in a city where the majority of inhabitants hate animals. So, instead of soft caresses Madeleine used to be stoned, receive kicks and all kind of abuse. This lasted months, and she was lucky to survive that.
Madeleine was rescued by Darwin’s owner who took her home the day she noticed that the people in the neighborhood were spreading meat laced with poison in order to kill the annoying dog. That day was the day that changed Darwin’s life.
Madeleine brought a “new perspective” to Darwin, and, through her presence helped him overcome the sequels of the disease. She became her constant companion and in many ways, his connection to the world.
Madeleine extroverted and loving character perfectly balances Darwin’s timidity, two souls that went through so much finally found each other.
And this is when the story should have ended… but no, it’s just the beginning.
Due to very personal circumstances Madeleine and Darwin’s family left Lebanon and headed in different directions. In a future shrouded in uncertainty, they were obliged to find a new home for both of them, a decision that truly killed them.
For months they desperately tried everything to find them a good home, but at most some people wanted to take Madeleine to be tied to a post in a garage and work as a security guard.
Madeleine and Darwin had run out of options…. we had to help so we organized for Darwin and Madeleine to be fostered in Toronto, where they have been for the last three weeks.
It is time for this beautiful couple to find a final home..
Due to the special circumstances, we would want Madeleine and Darwin to remain together. They are a bonded couple, their world only makes sense in the company of each other. Madeleine would thrive anywhere, but this would leave Darwin into despair, and back to square one, when the world was a scary big place to be confronted alone.
We are looking for a truly special canadian family what wishes to open their home to both of them.
Are you the one?
Our basic conditions for adoption:
1. Family MUST have at least another dog.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m confident, with your help, we will find the perfect home for Darwin and Madeleine. Please help us find the perfect home for them by sharing their story on your Facebook profiles.