As one beautiful dog lay dying and as her devoted and loving handlers and companions worked tirelessly to resuscitate her, it became painfully and brutally apparent that even these incredibly skilled and compassionate vets and vet nurses could not bring back flesh and blood that had been broken and beaten by metal and machine.
Lucky died doing what she and all dogs love to do, run free.
In a world where death is a constant, life also battles to survive and unbeknown to everyone there was another existence only a short distance away that was desperately struggling to climb out of deaths clutches.
He became known as Forest and his life that day was saved in a drama that was dramatically played out in complete contrast to Lucky, but in spirit there was no difference.
He was spotted attempting to climb out of a drain with whatever small amount of energy he could muster. Dehydrated, emaciated and in obvious pain and distress, his suffering only became apparent when an animal welfare volunteer who had glimpsed him while speeding past on a motorcycle, stopped to investigate.
As the team went into action and gathered at the scene, Forests life that day was saved and no matter what outcome may await him, today was indeed his, “Lucky Day”.