Have you heard the story of Nico?
(from L.A Times guest blogger Janet Kinosian),photo by Nikki Audet
Photos like the one on the left aren't anything new on the Web: Tens of thousands flood Facebook alone on a daily basis. What was different about Nico's photo, though, was what it captured: the loneliness of an animal that lay against the shelter's wall full of sadness, seeming to have lost all hope. That only spurred on Southern California rescuers.
Things have worked out well for Nico SwanGarris. That's his new name and he lives now with his two moms and new sister, Brisby, a pit bull mix who is also deaf and white, in Indiana. He still loves balls, baths and life as a major couch potato, says Bridget Swan, who, with her partner Melissa, adopted Nico in November 2009.
Me talking: Nico has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. His mothers have shouldered most of the costs themselves, with donation help here and there. Now they are asking for help again. He’s come so far; we can’t let cancer take him now.
Nico has been shared with the world to show what animals really feel in shelters. He’s been a champion dogcaster for adopting the “not so good” animals.
Can you help, even a little? Nico’s Chip In Fund is here and also on my blog if you need to come back later.
Nico is also on Facebook…he loves having friends.