BENEFITING: PEEWEES PET ADOPTION WORLD & SANCTUARY INC
Samantha, a very sweet pussycat, was picked up at Hazel Bazemore Park. She had been bitten by a rattlesnake on her face. She ended up losing her left eye, but survived after several surgeries. We found these 7 puppies in a box in a ditch out in the country. Someone left them to die. They were dehydrated, suffering from heatstroke, and were anemic from hundreds of fleas, but they all survived. 5 kittens were left in a box in front of a local church on a Sunday. Apparently the parishioners could not help, so the church secretary brought them to us. They were hungry, thirsty, and had ringworm, which took several weeks to clear up. Oscar, a rat terrier puppy, was hit by a car on Saratoga. A witness to the accident brought him to us. He had a broken front leg, which healed after weeks in a cast. He is now up for adoption. Toni, a Visla mix puppy, was found at a hotel parking lot by a tourist. He was dehydrated and had parvo. It took him a long time to recuperate, but now he is happy and ready for a home. Tippy, a Siamese kitten, was found half dead. We hospitalized her. She had pneumonia and one eye was dangling out. She healed after weeks of treatment and surgery. This lab we called Mary was a mangy skeleton found on Highway 44 between Corpus and Robstown. She could barely walk, but after a few weeks, she came out of her shell and got all her hair back. She wants a home. Rocky is a spunky puppy that was picked up on Buford St. near downtown by a good Samaritan. He was dragging his right rear leg, which was swollen and bloody. We immediately hospitalized him and he spend three weeks there. They saved his leg, and he’s now ready for a new family. Bucket was found at Del Mar College in, you guessed it, a bucket, covered in fleas, ticks, and mange. She is now healed and healthy, awaiting adoption. Dexter was found by a police officer on Agnes St. tied to a light pole in the sun, left to die. He brought him to Peewee’s and it’s amazing what food, water, and medicine can do. He had red mange and a bad skin infection. He is now ready for a home. Tiger was found in an apartment complex parking lot, where he had been thrown against a wall, kicked, and punched by some teenagers. A maintenance man stopped them and brought Tiger to us. He lost an eye, but his life was spared. He is now sweet and purrs. Popeye is a puppy that was brought in mangy with matted eyes from the downtown AEP office. Turns out he had sarcoptic mange and entropion, which is turned-in eyelids, that needed to be surgically corrected. He has now recuperated and is awaiting his chance to be adopted.
These were all sick, but remember, we take in 150 dogs a month. Many are healthy but abandoned. Those get fixed right away and find homes. But about 1/3 come with heartworms and another 1/3 aren’t very adoptable. They all need veterinary care, and our vet bills average $9,000 a month. So we ask for your help in aiding us with these poor victims of neglect.