Athena the Golden Lab’s On A Journey That Take Her To A New Country, A New Horizon And A Forever New Family

Athena the Golden Lab’s On A Journey That Taker Her To A New Country, A New Horizon And A Forever New Family

Meet Athena, the Golden Lab Retriever, who began her life in Mexico and ended up as Tucson Celebrity. Athena came to the United States after losing her leg in an incident and ended up gaining a new prosthetic limb with her new forever home. Let’s look back at the puppy’s harrowing journey and a courageous fresh start. 

Athena used to live on a farm in central Mexico. One day she was caught in a bear trap, which led to the amputation of one of her front legs. Athena’s owner realized that farm life would be tragic and unsafe for the injured puppy. In search of a safe place, her owner found a group of volunteers who help Mexican dogs in need and take them to the United States for their treatment.  

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Athena the Golden Lab’s On A Journey That Taker Her To A New Country, A New Horizon And A Forever New Family

After Athena arrived at Southern Oasis Labrador Rescue in Tucson, Arizona, they reached out to a prosthetic company, Hanger Clinic, to grab information about having a prosthetic leg for the puppy. However, the Hanger Clinic had never made this kind of leg piece for dogs, but they were heartily touched by Athena’s story and assured them of further help. They said that they would take on this project free of charge and provide Athena with a new front leg. 

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Athena the Golden Lab’s On A Journey That Taker Her To A New Country, A New Horizon And A Forever New Family

As Athen’s story reached out to the people, so did the media’s interest. It resulted in several applications for her adoption, and eventually a new home with David and Margaret Powell. 

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Powell told local reporters that their goal was to train Athena as a visiting therapy dog for those recovering from limb loss. David himself is a veteran and agreed that this would be best for Athena also. 

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