Thursday Morning, February 14, 2019
Gem Of The Day: “A dog is not a thing. A thing is replaceable. A dog is not. A thing is disposable. A dog is not. A thing doesn’t have a heart. A dog’s heart is bigger than any “thing” you can ever own.”
Something has happened in south Texas and we need your help.
Yesterday around 5:00 I got a call from Blue Pearl and Emergency Pet Hospital in Katy, Texas, just outside of Houston. A Good Samaritan had been driving on a highway at rush hour and witnessed the driver of the moving vehicle in front of her, THROW two small dogs out of the driver’s side window onto the highway below, with other cars speeding by. And no, the driver didn’t stop. This was intentional. I was livid but now we need to focus on saving them.
One Year Old “Pipper” One Year Old “Pongo”
The Good Sam blocked traffic with her car and rescued both of the dogs. Both were injured by the fall to the pavement at high speeds. They were not hit by other cars, thank God.
She took them directly to the Emergency Hospital.
One of them, Pipper, the all white one, is injured with two fractures on his back. Thankfully, (and I’ve confirmed this with Dr. Skip Tangner, our surgeon in Oklahoma City. Skip looked at the digital X-rays.) this IS surgical, meaning that surgery can fix it.
When they first called, they said these were both one year old males, not neutered and in rough shape.
They said they didn’t look like pure Bichons, but one of them may be a Bichon Mix. We were their last hope after having called several other rescue groups.
We got the pictures and I made an Executive Decision to take them in. I hope I did the right thing.
Pipper is going into surgery this morning. Time is of the essence as there is only a small window of time when it comes to back injuries. He came in, already down in his back end, but still has deep pain sensation.
The estimate for the surgery, with our 20% rescue discount, starts at the low end of $4,850.00 and we have put down a deposit. They will also need their regular vetting which will be about $1,200.00
Pongo is being transferred to our regular vet today. He has some serious road injuries but is happy and raising up to be held. Nothing is broken.
And the little guy also lost some skin on his nose, as well.
I hope this is what you would have wanted me to do even though they re not pure Bichons.
Pipper looks as if he once met a Bichon and Pongo was with him, so he probably met a Bichon, too.
I will issue all matching donation challenges for Pipper and Pongo. I can’t even imagine the pain and fear they must have experienced.
All My Love, Robin
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