RPM rescued Lola from BARC and quickly found out that as a product of backyard breeding and due to overbreeding, she could not walk. RPM board member Dana Blankenship and husband Danny took her in and did everything humanly possible to help her walk, including two stem cell transplants.
Finally, the doctors discovered a certain mix of powerful medications that gave Lola the ability to walk. Sadly, those medications that helped her walk caused a bleeding ulcer, which quickly led to a massive heart attack. She passed in her daddy’s arms.
Lola’s death has been felt across our organization. She was RPM’s mascot at Strut Your Mutt Houston; was a model for SNAP; and attended every transport load, providing comfort to the crying foster parents who just put their foster pets on the vans to go to Colorado. She reminded us that no matter how bad things seemed at the moment, you just pick yourself up because the lives we are saving count on us.
In honor and memory of Lola, a group of RPM supporters have created Lola’s Fund. The fund will be used to have Lola’s beautiful face painted on our mural at our new clinic and to help other BARC dogs who are unable to walk or are otherwise injured. We never want to forget the impact Lola had on our lives, and we hope this fund can keep her lovely spirit alive.
If you would like to donate to Lola’s Fund, please CLICK HERE. In the memo line, please indicate “Lola’s Fund.” (You can also mail a check to Rescued Pets Movement, Inc., 3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #135, Houston, Texas, 77025.)
Lola, thank you for the love, laughs, and smiles. You are finally able to run and jump as much as you want. We will miss you deeply.