~~~Important update for everyone:
Things just got tougher today. I was going to take him to a kennel closer to my house, but the vet on the case said he won't allow me to do that. He said he wasn't going to "pawn him off somewhere else". He said wherever he goes has to be legitimate and they have to talk to him about a plan outlined for him, he has to be making progress, or he won't release him...Which means he probably wouldn't allow any of my friends to just house him for me either. They have to want the dog, not keep him because I ask them to. He said we would discuss things next week, so it's not an automatic death sentence on Monday anymore, but my options are very limited. If we get someone seriously interested, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will give you the information needed for my clinic and the vet on the case, etc.
It is very emotionally taxing for me to deal with so much resistance when I'm trying to do what I think is right, so I'm pretty worn out. I will keep trying, but I can't afford to get in a fight with the vet over it. If he puts his foot down, there won't be anything more I can do...
On a happier note, Ed stood all the way up briefly this morning, so his chances of recovering are looking a little better. For that, I have a little hope still.
Oh and I also posted Ed on the GSD rescue last night. I didn't know someone else was going to do it too, so he has multiple posts now http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/non-urgent-gsd-rescue-adoption/130074-overton-ne-4-5yo-special-needs-not-shelter-but-still-danger.html