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The Animal Shelter of Texas County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Emergency medical services for an injured puppy we named Sadie

We were able to arrange surgery to repair her broken legs as a result of an automobile accident.

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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

In mid-May, an off-duty police officer spotted something on the side of a busy highway. Thinking a fox had been killed, he stopped to move the carcass off the road. Upon approach, the animal lifted its head and tried to move toward him. He realized it was a young collie puppy and wrapped her in a blanket to return to the office. They didn’t have the resources to help her, so the deputy took the young dog to The Animal Shelter of Texas County. They in turn took her to the Texas County Animal Hospital and arranged care. At the same time, they began soliciting funds to help cover her expenses.

Following surgery to repair her hind legs, Sadie was fostered by Connie and Keith Schachel of Pomona, MO. Slowly she began to heal, and apparently worm her way into their hearts. When the time came to return her to the shelter and put her up for adoption, they decided she had found her “fur-ever” home with them. They had lost their two adult Afghan hounds 60 days apart earlier in 2016. They helped Sadie to heal, and she in turn healed them.

Pictures are of her when she was first found, on the day after her surgery being held by her “dad,” watching for squirrels, and a recent photo taken on a walk through the meadow at the Schachel home. Note the big smile!

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