From the Central Texas SPCA (Leander, Texas 78641)
Our 23rd year is behind us and we are excited about 2012! We helped hundreds of homeless dogs and cats in 2011 and, with your continued support, we can help even more this year. Here are just a few of the 2011 accomplishments you helped us achieve.
We rescued Shrek, a young boxer mix, only to find he had Parvo. Although Parvo can be fatal, our capable staff and great vet partners helped him overcome the disease. He also suffered from a painful abscess on his leg, which we successfully treated as well. Shrek is now happy in his new home where he is known as Boscoe Starr. He has stopped by to say hi a few times and we’re thrilled to see him so happy and healthy each time.
In late July, we found a young Dachshund mix puppy dumped at our gate. It was clear he’d been terribly neglected by the horrible condition of his fur. We rushed him to the vet to learn he had, among other medical problems, Sarcoptic Mange. Luckily, Shrek was out of isolation and we were able to take this little guy in. Had he gone to the regional animal control facility, he would have most likely been euthanized. We named him Dumpling and started treatment for the Mange and some other infections. Despite the obvious neglect he faced in the first eight weeks of his life, he was a happy, lovable pup and he found his forever family very soon after he was fully recovered.
We also rescued Cookie from Bastrop after the terrible fires that broke out on Labor Day. Cookie has heartworms and will be with us for quite a while, until the treatments can be done. Unfortunately, the medicine needed is not available in the US at this time so we’re keeping her safe and quiet in the area of our shelter designated for special needs dogs. She’s doing quite well and is a very happy dog now that she knows she is safe and loved.
Taking care of special needs animals, providing a comfortable home-like environment, and giving pets as long as they need to find their forever family are some of the things that make our shelter a success. And we could not do it without the generous support of our friends and volunteers.
For 2012, we hope you’ll consider becoming a Best Friend. By making a monthly donation, of any amount, you help us provide quality vet care and food, skilled caretakers, and a safe, comfortable place for the animals while they await adoption. To set up a recurring monthly donation, which you can cancel at any time, please visit our web site.