How great is a man’s love for dogs when he’s asked to adopt one that will probably cost $30,000 to look after because of a really messy bowel disease, and he drives to Quebec to pick her up?
Steven Nelson and his wife Pauline have for years had a Yorkie they rescued from a shelter in Louisiana, knowing it needed expensive surgery to repair two broken jaws suffered when it was thrown from a car.
Now, that’s the second-luckiest dog they own.
The Falmouth couple has owned seven or eight dogs over their married life, all of them rescued or given up by people who couldn’t look after them.
In the spring, they got a call about a dog in Montreal that was going to be put down because the young family who owned it could no longer afford its medicine. Cara the German shepherd had been diagnosed with …