The Birth of

Lola's Legacy

Her Story

On December 30th, WISE went to AHS-Newark Branch to rescue some dogs in need. When we asked the staff about different dogs, we were shown, as she was known at the shelter, Nancy. 7-year-old, Pit-mix Nancy had large mammary tumors hanging from her, almost inhibiting her from walking. She was so overbred that her body could no longer handle it. Even though she must’ve been in pain, we knew instantly this was probably one of the nicest dogs we will have ever rescued. She gave kisses and bounced from WISE member to WISE member for pets. Nancy was the sweetest dog we’d ever met.

Then Came Lola

After a couple of days at the vet, Nancy went to an amazing foster home where she was renamed Lola. Lola underwent surgery to remove the 3 largest of her 5 mammary tumors. The surgery took a major toll on her but she could move around a lot more and her quality of life drastically improved. Things seemed to be on the upswing for Lola but then her biopsy results came back. The results confirmed cancer and also told us that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.

The Legacy

Weeks went by and we spoke to our vets about what was best for Lola. Unexpectedly, she began having seizures one right after the next. That’s when we knew the cancer was already in her brain. Lola was put on anti-seizure medications, but they did not work as we had hoped. Lola could barely stay awake in between her seizures, started eating only sporadically, and clearly was in a lot of pain.

the best 37…

We then had to make the very difficult decision to help Lola cross over the Rainbow Bridge. She was surrounded by people who loved her and who wished they could’ve done so much more for her. Lola fought as hard as she could but there was nothing more to be done. We are so happy that we could give Lola the best 37 days we could. She was the friendliest, most affectionate dog, showering everyone she met with kisses. She did not deserve the life dealt with her by her previous owner.

This program lives on in Lola’s memory and has given many dogs a loving place to pass away.

The Legacy

Weeks went by and we spoke to our vets about what was best for Lola. Unexpectedly, she began having seizures one right after the next. That’s when we knew the cancer was already in her brain. Lola was put on anti-seizure medications, but they did not work as we had hoped. Lola could barely stay awake in between her seizures, started eating only sporadically, and clearly was in a lot of pain.

the best 37…

We then had to make the very difficult decision to help Lola cross over the Rainbow Bridge. She was surrounded by people who loved her and who wished they could’ve done so much more for her. Lola fought as hard as she could but there was nothing more to be done. We are so happy that we could give Lola the best 37 days we could. She was the friendliest, most affectionate dog, showering everyone she met with kisses. She did not deserve the life dealt with her by her previous owner.

This program lives on in Lola’s memory and has given many dogs a loving place to pass away.

Lola's Legacy Hospice Dog Program

Lola‘s Legacy helps senior dogs who are in overcrowded shelters with severe medical issues in desperate need of rescue. These dogs have life-saving surgeries and all of the medication and expert care they need. If their medical issues are incurable, we will make sure they receive proper hospice care and that they are happy, comfortable, and loved until their passing.

Lola’s Crew

WISE fundraises to care for these special dogs for the rest of their lives. We pay for all medical treatment and supplies their amazing hospice homes need to give them the best last days.

Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Remembering the special Lola’s crew members who have passed on.

Tito: 11-28-18
Pearl: 12-21-18
Papi: 07-07-20
Earl: 04-29-20
Rick: 07-08-20
Earl: 04-29-20
Rick: 07-08-20
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