You Helped Us Meet Our Goal!
March 25, 2016
BENEFITING: TUOLUMNE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC
When we first saw Peanut (a miniature Staffordshire terrier and Dachshund mix) at the Tuolumne County Animal Control (TCAC) we knew we needed to transfer her to provide a second chance at a new forever home. As with so many of the animals that the TCAC houses, she was picked up as a stray. When we saw her it was truly "love at first sight" with this happy and sweet little girl (all 32 pounds of her)! She was so excited to have us visit her and kept trying to touch us through her kennel gate...she was so little and also very pregnant. We had to wait to bring her to our shelter until she had her puppies and they reached the age of seven weeks. We continued to visit her daily and she gave birth to two beautiful and healthy puppies. We finally we're able to bring Peanut and her babies - Charlie and Lucy - over to our shelter. She truly was a great mother and played with her babies with so much love and care. She became a little depressed when Lucy and Charlie were adopted so we would take her into the conference room where she could play with toys and run around with other resident dogs. She would also visit everyone in the front lobby and offices and loved meeting with ALL of the visitors. Since we have free roaming cats in the lobby, Peanut wanted to play with them as well...although they didn't feel quite the same but she was diligent in trying to make c-friends. She absolutely adores walks and car rides were a bonus...her happiness rubbed off on all of us. Since she was so young when she had her pups (we test at 6-months) we hadn't tested her initially for heart worm disease. Before we could adopt her, we had her spayed and during a routine exam two days ago she was diagnosed with the early stages of heart worm and we were all devastated. However, heart worm is a curable disease but expensive and the treatment traverses over several months. She will be on antibiotics until her first injection in about a month, and then she will receive a second and last treatment from that. The total cost for the procedure is $1000 and we have a pledge of $250 and are trying to raise the balance of $750. We're asking for your help to cure this little innocent girl. The treatment won't be easy for Peanut yet she deserves a chance at a happy and healthy life...and in turn we receive a happy face, wagging tail, and the love and loyalty that she easily gives without reservation. Can you help, Peanut?