Dear PAWS: On August 21, 1997 we adopted "Seymour" PAWS010307A from your Lynnwood facility. At the time, we were told he was about two, but we think he may have been older. Our daughter renamed him "Ollie."
We wanted to let you know that Ollie turned out to be an absolutely amazing animal, and he had the heart of a warrior, although he never weighed more than 15 lbs. Approximately two years after we adopted Ollie he required a major surgery on his back. There was a 50% chance he would never walk again. We loved him so much that he had the surgery and used a wheel cart for quite some time. His walks in the wheel cart with our children were well known around our neighborhood.
Eventually, with physical therapy, he was able to walk again, albeit with somewhat of a tricky gait. Ollie passed away peacefully with his family on April 20, 2011 at the approximate age of 17.
We believe Ollie was born three times. First when he was born, second when he was abandoned and adopted by us from PAWS and third when he was paralyzed and learned to walk again! We want to thank PAWS and let you know that we will be back as soon as we are able to find another fantastic and loving animal.
Larry & Barbara Lither
p.s. Here are some photos of our beloved Ollie.