Click here to Make a donation

Lillie

Friday, April 15, 2011 By SUZANNAH J. VANSON, Special to the Gazette MONTREAL – One recent night, just after I had given her pills to my old, deaf, blind-in-the-dark, six-pound Maltese named Lillie, she somehow got loose and found her way out the gate. This little one had never been alone since we fostered and then adopted her, and she rarely walks more than 20 or 30 feet before her little legs get tired. Her fear must have got the better of her, though. In the dark, with no one with her, unable to hear, unable to see well, she took off. In 15 minutes she was near the Pharmaprix at Sources and Hyman Blvds., where she was almost hit by a car. A young man stopped his car when he saw her to try to help her. He got hold of her, took her into his car, warmed her up and then called to let us, overwhelmed with panic, know he had her. This young man, Kourtney Cwinn of Dollard des Ormeaux, took the time to notice something was wrong and took action. Had he not helped her, the call I received would have been from public security, telling me she had been hit. Kourtney was kind and gentle with her, and refused any token of appreciation. Lillie was a puppy-mill dog, rescued by Rosie Animal Adoption. She was in terrible condition when we first saw her. She lay in the cage, clearly suffering, with a worn-out look that said, “Let this be over.” She had never known what it was to live in a home. She knew nothing of compassion, warmth or kindness. It’s nice to know that in her senior years, she has known all these things, and most especially from total strangers as she did that recent night. Often young people are labeled uncaring, self-centered, etc. This young man was the exact opposite. His parents can be very proud of their son, and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for helping Lillie. As a side note, it takes a second for an animal to get loose and then lost. Always have animals wear an ID tag or collar with your phone number and name. Microchips help, but the quickest way to reunite is a tag or collar with a name and number on it, since you don’t need a “reader” as you do with a microchip.

In other Adoption News

popped in to say hello

Posted February 8, 2018

Hello,
I adopted Roxy June 14th. 2016 and want to share with you the progress this lovely girl has made.

I just love her...

Lise

Sadie

Posted December 31, 2017

This is Sadie. She and her sister were rescued by Rosie's at only a few weeks old after they had been abandoned in the middle of winter outside on a road... Continue Reading

Enzo

Posted December 27, 2017

Enzo and I wish you a happy holiday season.

Luis aka Tony

Posted December 27, 2017

Merry Christmas !

Stella update

Posted December 13, 2017

Hello!!!

I can’t resist sending more news.

Ends up Stella is a natural st being a therapy dog. She loves greeting everyone, she is calm and quiet and... Continue Reading

Nothern dogs are the best

Posted December 8, 2017

This is Nicky, formely Rosebud. She was a Northern dog who had received trauma prior to coming to Rosie.
Hi here's some pictures of our sweet Niky she is a... Continue Reading

Aria’s birthday

Posted December 3, 2017

Aria, pictured here with her little brother, asked people to donate to Rosie Animal Adoption for her 8th birthday and raised $465 to help Rosie dogs. What an... Continue Reading

Lady

Posted December 2, 2017

We've had Lady with us for 2 months now. She is settling in and acting like a puppy. We had her Christmas photo taken and her fur is growing back nicely.... Continue Reading

Rose celebrates her 13th birthda

Posted December 1, 2017

Hi Rosie Animal Adoption ,
For our Rosie Animal Adoption friends.
Today we are celebrating Rose’s 13th birthday (in human years). Rose came to us from RAA... Continue Reading

Jack

Posted November 29, 2017

Dear Rosie Team,
Jack and I had hoped to attend your event on November 5th, but we were both working at the polls that afternoon. We hope that it was a... Continue Reading

Rosie’s Survivors Fund

Max

Max was flown to Montreal to save his life and relieve his pain as he was very painful after being hit. Max was hit by a snowmobile in the North. There are no vets in the far North to treat a dog so the owners do what they can for the dogs. On arrival at our vets, they found that he had fractured bones in his foot. He was not neutered yet either. So Max was neutered and a cast was put on his leg which will remain from 4 to 6 weeks. Donations again have helped save Max as in the North he would not have received any medical care.

Next Event

Stay tuned for our upcoming events!

Rosie Newsletter

Join the Rosie Newsletter for the latest news on events, campaigns and dog adoption. Thank you for your support!