Tuesday, August 14, 2012
UPDATE - Remember Schoep the arthritic dog and his owner, John?
Great news: Schoep has received laser treatment for arthritis and will spend his golden year pain-free, thanks to the donation of strangers. John has also revealed how Schoep saved him from rough times and thoughts of suicide.
John rescued Schoep from a shelter. Shoep was an abused puppy. At age 17 Schoep is experiencing the common arthritic pain older dogs are prone to. John began the practice of floating with Schoep on the river for up to an hour each day. Seems the bouyancy is just what Schoep needed to feel some relief from his pained joints.
With the publicity obtained after the story and wonderful photos of John and Schoep went viral, apparently some kind person has provided Schoep with treatments that will free him from his pain for the rest of his natural life.