In August of this year, Hurricane Harvey devastated the state of Texas and left many animals in dire need of help. A small, dedicated team of staff members from the Kentucky Humane Society had the privilege of helping for nine days with the local shelters in Houston after the storm. During that time, KHS's team of four cared for the displaced animals and people by transporting pets and goods, feeding wildlife, cleaning and socializing. They fell in love with all of the pets they saw but one special dog stuck out in their minds- Betty Boop.
Some animals have terribly difficult lives before they arrive at our doors. Danny is one of them. Read about his dramatic rescue and how you can help....
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.