Want to Chip in to Help Some Abandoned Pups?

Categories: Spaced City

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Courtesy Leslie Stokes
Feel like lending these dudes a paw?
If you woke up this morning wondering what good deed you could do for the day -- or even if you didn't -- we got the hook-up: You can donate to help treat three emaciated pit bull pups that some a-hole discarded like trash off U.S. 290 near the Harris-Waller border.

Leslie Stokes found the pups Tuesday while bicycling, and quickly put out a call to her friends in rescue. Rescuer extraordinaire Kat Tschirgi, of Lifetime K9 Adoptables, came out to pick 'em all up and take them to a vet.

The pups are being treated at Waller Vet Clinic and are being sponsored by Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward. (You can make a donation from the site. HINT, HINT). You can also apply to foster or adopt

Holly Black O'Shea, who's helping coordinate the efforts, tells us that the pups are "very anemic, and tested positive for coccidia and hookworms. They were dewormed with drontal [Tuesday] and started on a 10-day regiment of Albon to treat the coccidia."


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Courtesy Leslie Stokes
Seriously...


They're also being treated for dehydration, and one of the pups has an eye condition called entropion, which will require surgery down the road. ("That's where the lower eyelid curves inward, causing the eyelashes to constantly scratch against the cornea," she explains).

Huge props to all those who quickly came to these pups' aid. And a huge F.U. to the troglodyte who abandoned them in the first place.

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4 comments
Leslie N Dan Stokes
Leslie N Dan Stokes

We have some very sad news to share with you this morning: This puppy, the white one of the 290 pups, died last night at the vet's office. His little body was just so weak and fragile from starvation, dehydration, worms, and coccidia that he couldn't fight anymore. The other two, however, are doing well. Rest in peace, little one

Diana Martinez Cumbow
Diana Martinez Cumbow

I made a donation through the linked site In the article. I hope someone can give them a safe and happy homeā™„

robinvtx
robinvtx

donation done!!!! poor puppies. Kudos to Leslie for her rescue.

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