Smeagol, one of the first puppy mill dogs FBRN rescued as part of the NC10, has passed away. He lived far longer than anyone had a right to expect, with a heart full of worms and a history of shocking neglect. As FBRN's unofficial mascot, Smeagol had the power to rally our volunteers, and he had an enormous following on Facebook.
This morning, his mom posted this final photo of Smeagol and these sad words.
It is with a shattered and very heavy heart we must share the news with our family and friends of Smeagol's journey to the Rainbow Bridge. Our silly little French man made the peaceful transition last night and our house has fallen silent with out his precious little snores, his flat, fat paws and stubby little legs trotting from room to room or his one of a kind talkative voice demanding our undivided attention. There will never, ever be another character like Smeagies and he has forever changed mine, Trey and our pups lives. ♥ We'll always love you, Smeagie Weegie Woo! ♥"
Smeagol made many appearances on this blog over the years, and we will miss his ridiculous, wonderful face. He was an inspiration to rescuers and the anti-puppy mill movement. He'll be remembered forever by his many, many friends and
The Frog Princess