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He is that sweet!
Flash!  8/24/00 a month later...
FIRST REPORT - 7/24/00 - Scroll down to see 7/29/00 Report - Sugar goes home to Grace
Sugar came to rest in front of a home where over four years ago a rescue dog named Karl sought refuge.  Karl was adopted by Helen Mieles of Central Florida.
The owner of the house called Grace and said she had one more stray Rottweiler in her front yard.  This time, the dog was in much worse shape than Karl.  GRC members Marlen Valle and Grace Acosta went to pick him up.  Karl was dragging a 12 foot chain attached to a wide collar with a padlock!  He had been tied to a tree to wait for his rescuers.   He knew his new life was going to begin.  He was the friendliest rescue we have encountered.  And so, he was named SUGAR.  We guess him to be about 3 years old.

            July 24, 2000          

July 29, 2000
He looked much better five days later
Now look at him a

I have always called it
The Miracle of Love!

a handsome boy!

on 8/24/00 

Neck is raw!

His odor was unbearable. After removing his collar, Sugar was given a bath. 
He jumped right into his crate in Grace's van. He is a very loving dog.  He shakes hands if asked!

his back was oozing

and he has gained weight, and his fur is covering
his bones!

SUGAR was taken to Tropical Park Animal Hospital in Miami, Florida where he will go all kinds of treatments.

Gulfstream Rottweiler Club
Rescue Team
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Saturday, July 29 - 2000 
Grace picked up Sugar from the hospital and he is now at her home.

"Sugar tested positive for heartworms. He will not undergo treatment until he has gained some weight and he is healthier.  He was dewormed, given a bath and dip, and put on antibiotics.   He is very friendly and did not want to leave Maria, the vet tech. Outside he did not have a problem in jumping inside a crate in my van. As soon as he got to my house I took new pictures.  He was fed PRO PLAN Chicken & Rice, Nupro, 
Omega 3 tables, and Happy Jack skin supplement.  He ATE THE WHOLE THING!  Sugar is now on Keflex.  Enjoy his new pictures.  I will too compare them with the ones above."  

The Miracle of Love begins to happen on August 8, 2000
Grace , How is Sugar? We are the coastguard family in Jacksonville that contacted you about a adopting a rescue dog, after losing our boy in July. We are interested to find out if Sugar is available. Please contact us, (phone#) John & Deborah Julian

   We can count his ribs!

he is looking great!


A side view from the back

the side view is getting better

I am Happy Man!
and I want to thank all of you
who are contributing to my
medical expense.

I am Heartworm positive. My 
treatment will start soon.

And my new family is waiting for me. I love to read their
love letters...
on 8/9/00
Grace, I told the whole family today about Sugar, we are so excited. Visits to his web page have been from Debs family in England to NC for Johns. We are all batting for you Sugar. Our home in the country is waiting and we can wait as long as it takes. See you soon Andy ,Debbie & Haley Julian

and on 8/13/00
How are you doing lately? We haven't heard from you for a while. We do know that you are extremely busy with your all your boys and girls. Hope they are all doing well. My wife Debbie and I were wondering how Sugar is doing? Is he responding to treatment alright? We are anxious to see more pictures of him if possible. We really hope he pulls through. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know. Hope to hear from you soon.
Andy and Debbie Julian

and on 8/23/00
Grace, Just a Hi from Jacksonville. We see the area is about to get a little wet!! Our thoughts are with you. We did hurricane Irene when we were down there, not too bad. We know you have lots of bad weather experience, nevertheless, take care. Big kisses to Sugar from us. Good luck at the vets, can't wait for his update, we are so exited. regards, Debbie & Andy

Edited November 3, 2000
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Donations to Sugar's medical funds should be made payable to 
Gulfstream Rottweiler Club
3840 SW 121 Ave, Miami, FL 33175
Edited 10/22/00
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