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Our family is so thankful for everything the SPCA of Texas does for animals in our community, and we are very familiar with the huge impact it has! We are proud owners of five animals - two dogs and three cats - three of them adopted from the SPCA of Texas. The pets from the SPCA of Texas that we have added to our humble family of three continue to give us love and joy everyday, and we can't imagine life without them! Last year, we wanted to help more animals, but knew we shouldn't adopt another pet with our full house. Instead, we began a journey of fostering animals needing a little extra TLC before finding them loving homes with new families.
We started with Eli Joe, an emaciated puppy transferred to the SPCA of Texas from another shelter. He was so underweight that every bone in his body protuded through his dry, crusty skin. He was weak, and I feared he might not make it. We brought him home the same day he arrived and went to work getting him healthy again. It wasn't easy - one night Eli became very sick, and I rushed him to the veterinarian the next morning. He was dehydrated and needed IV fluids to keep him stable. Thankfully, he made a miraculous recovery and went on to gain over 30 pounds before being adopted into a forever home!
Next, we took in Benni. She had a terrible case of demodex mange, and had no hair on her body. Her skin was covered in scabs and she needed some time to receive treatment for her condition. Over several months, she spent her time in our home getting medicated baths to soothe her skin and lots of love from the whole family. When her treatment was finished, she looked like a totally different dog! She was adopted shortly after by a wonderful family.
Later came Duke, a dog transferred to the SPCA of Texas from the Houston SPCA during Hurricane Harvey. He was at the shelter for over 7 months waiting for a home, but hadn't found the right one. His behavior stated to decline, so we stepped in to give him a chance at life outside of a kennel. He learned all about home life and showed us what an amazing dog he is. After a couple of months, we were able to find him a new mom who adores him as her best friend for life.
Last was Duck, a terrified dog brought to the SPCA of Texas' rescue center in June 2018. He was totally shut down, would tremble in fear constantly and would not eat anything. We took him home and showed him patience, love and kindness, hoping he would come out of his shell. Day by day, he learned to trust not only our family members, but strangers as well. He turned out to be the sweetest, snuggliest and goofiest dog - totally different from the shy, scared pup at the shelter. It was hard to let him go, but when we found a perfect family who wanted to adopt him, we said goodbye.
All of these dogs would not have the lives they have now if it were not for the SPCA of Texas and supporters like you who give money to make it all possible. Please give to help us help even more animals this year and beyond!
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