SPIKE the three-legged labrador has found a new home. And his owners, the Carroll family of Sunrise Beach are overwhelmed by the community's response to the Noosa News/Daily story.
Last Friday, the article revealed the family's upcoming move to Brisbane driven by their need to access specialist care for their 16-year-old son Jordan, who is suffering from a brain tumour, had left them unable to continuing caring for their beloved pet.
Jordan's mum Marie said she was extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity shown by more 30 callers, who were ready to take on their nine-year-old dog.
"And I apologise to anyone I wasn't able to get back to," she said.
"I was so busy taking calls; I tried to do everything I could."
She is packing for their December 1 move, which will see the family relocate to Brisbane for medical treatment and access to sight-impaired educational facilities for Jordan.
The tumour which has already taken the sight of Jordan's left eye is now pressing on the nerves of both eyes.
"We expect Jordan to receive his guide dog in the next month," Mrs Carroll said.
At present Jordan is suffering the side effects of a new medication and is deeply fatigued, but his mother said he accepted the reasons Spike needed a new home.
Spike has shown good signs of accepting his new Pacific Paradise family.