The low-cost vaccine clinics will take place Thursdays Aug. 24 and Sept. 7 from 4-7 pm at My Dog Eats First headquarters, 2509 Portland Avenue in Louisville.
He was curled up next to the spare tire in the trunk. The person dropping him off did not want to dirty his car by allowing this dog the space and dignity of a drive inside the car. We rushed the emaciated Boxer mix into our veterinary office and examined him. Chief, a dog who should have been 60 pounds, came to the Kentucky Humane Society weighing only 31 pounds. Our veterinarian wondered aloud how he had survived this long. He was days, perhaps hours, away from death.
The pressure sores on his body told of a life in a small crate. His legs trembled as he tried to stand and walk. We acted quickly to provide him with the fluids and nutrition he could handle.
Senior pups have something to wag about this summer, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs—and dogs in Louisville find themselves among the winners.