Letter to the Editor

Thanks for helping Apollo

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To everyone who has donated, called, visited, liked and befriended our boy Apollo:

On behalf of Apollo, the shelter staff, the board and myself, I must thank all those who donated so generously for Apollo's surgery. The outpouring of compassion and concern from the public overwhelmed us all. Within two days of our plea hitting the internet, we had enough donations to get surgery scheduled.

Apollo had his surgery on June 24, and on July 8 he had his follow-up appointment at Azzore Veterinary Surgery.

Apollo is doing well, and while he has an estimated three months of recovery ahead, we are all optimistic that he will continue to do well.

If you live in or near Eureka Springs, Apollo would love to meet you! We've already had several people come in just to meet him. We will continue to post periodic updates on Apollo's progress on Facebook and our blog so you can monitor his rehabilitation, too.

Again, let me say thank you to all of you. Your sweetness of spirit has reminded us all of the best traits of people, and Apollo has been the recipient of that goodness.

With a happy heart,

Janice Durbin

Shelter manager

Good Shepherd Humane Society Inc.