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monty2 Monty The Gunshot Desert Dog Update!

Many listeners have asked me if there’s been an update on Monty.  It’s awesome so many people care about this wonderful dog.  So, in answer to your inquirers about how Monty’s doing, I emailed Sally.  She’s the K-EARTH listener who first brought Monty’s story to my attention.  I asked Sally if she’d fill us all in on how Monty The  Gunshot Desert Dog is doing, and here is her update.

Animal Rescue Volunteers Simi Valley (ARV-Simi) had been tenaciously attempting to save both of Monty’s hind legs; legs torn apart by gunshot words, requiring multiple surgeries.  In September of last year, the situation was looking bright; his right hind leg was healing, and every one of Monty’s 2500+ Facebook fans were cheering him on with good wishes and prayers.

Monty’s foster mom, Julie, kept everyone updated with frequent pictures and an occasional YouTube of the little guy bravely walking with a splinted leg.  Monty’s left hind leg required more surgeries, and continued to decline in healing.  On Dec. 21, 2010, it became necessary to amputate Monty’s left hind leg.  As a spokesperson for ARV-Simi stated, “We lost the battle, but won the war.”

Monty has been his usual brave self and is learning to walk as a 3 legged dog.  A recent YouTube posted by Julie, demonstrates that he’s adapting well.  In fact, he was ‘leading’ his foster mom down the street, in pursuit of a skateboard!

His spirit continues to shine brightly, and ARV-Simi will soon be looking for a forever home for Monty.  Those of us who have followed Monty on his roller coaster ride of treatments are thrilled that he is free to live his life now, and know he’s going to be an absolute treasure for some lucky person or family.

Thank you Sally!  And if you’d like more info about Monty The Gunshot Desert Dog, or you’d like to make a donation to his care, please visit ARV.

Comments (11)
  1. Sylvia says:

    Thank you Sally for the update on Monty. And thanks to everyone who’s keeping Monty in their prayers. This dog is amazing – he’s got a huge heart and an awesome spirit.

    Please feel free to copy the web address to this story and post it on your facebook page. The more people who know about Monty, the better!

  2. Sally says:

    Thanks Sylvia, for continuing to keep folks posted on Monty’s status. As is obvious in the short YouTube video above, Monty’s playful clown like instinct has not been dampened by the loss of his limb. His essence is that of courage and strength. And, he’s quite the handsome little boy, filled with love. :o)

    1. Eileen says:

      Thank you both for spreading the word about sweet Monty, and let’s hope for all good things to come his way, including a wonderful forever home!

  3. RainbowRay says:

    Good for Monty, overcoming adversity like that (I admiret that in people and animals to I guess); It certainly is a dog’s life for Monty isn’t it?


  4. Sandy says:

    Thank you, Silvia, for airing Monty’s story. I just left a small donation on ARV. I hope all Monty’s surgeries have been paid for and that he gets a wonderful forever home!

    1. Sylvia Aimerito says:

      Sandy, thank you for making a donation. Every bit helps Monty!
      Feel free to pass along Monty’s story. And thanks for listening to KEARTH 101!

  5. Mary N says:

    I just cannot understand how a human being can do something like this to an animal. I don’t particularly care for all Pit Bulls but I know I can’t judge the whole breed for some bad ones. Still, what is wrong with a person to do something like this? That human is SICK.

    1. Sylvia Aimerito says:

      I know what you mean Mary, I know what you mean….people can be so cruel to animals and to each other. And you’re right about pit bulls…they’ve got a bad rap because some were abused by the owners and turned into aggressive animals. I’ve know n number of pit bulls, all loving and kind. Thanks for posting a comment and thanks for listening to KEARTH!

      1. Sally Phenicie says:

        Thanks Sylvia for your insightful comment to Mary regarding her concerns about animal cruelty. And kudos for understanding the breed which has been so misunderstood & as in Monty’s case, abused with certain death injuries, had it not been for his rescuers. Monty is now thriving, & hopefully learning about
        him, will help educate others about the APBT, a truly wonderful canine.
        Thanks KRTH for providing this forum for discussion.

  6. Grant says:

    That is the most touching story i’ve heard in a very long time. I love animals and I hope he finds a wonderful new home with a loving caring family.

  7. Monty was actually pulling his foster mom ON her skateboard. 🙂 One of his favorite things to do.

    Thank you to all who have supported and kept track of Monty on his journey. And thank you Sally and K-Earth 101 (my favorite radio station) for sharing his plight!

    -Nicole Graves (formerly Nicole Reist)

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