All of our adoptable pets are housed with foster families. When age appropriate, they have been spay/neutered, crate, leash and house trained. They have all been living in a family environment so have been evaluated for temperament and personality. We believe that we should know each pet well enough to make sure that when adopted, everyone lives happily ever after.
What can we say about Auntie? What a long way she has come. Auntie was found by the Sheriff's Dept and, since we have no animal control here, they called DHS. Auntie had been hit by a car and was very seriously injured with a huge wound in her abdomen and multiple fractures to her back leg. DHS volunteers that responded, fully expected to have her euthanized. But when we stooped down to assess her injuries and she lifted her head to look into our eyes, we knew we had to give her a chance. You see, the reason we named her Auntie was because as she lay on the road for hours, the stinging, biting "Fire" ants that live in Louisiana, had found her wounds and she could not move to try and keep them off. How could we let her go through that and not give her a chance? The ER vet that saw her that day, stabilized her (including flushing the ants from her wound) and told us her back leg would probably need to be amputated, but the wound to her abdomen didn't seem to have penetrated any vital organs. To make a long story short, we took her to Lefebvre Veterinary Medical Center the next morning and they decided to try to save her leg and her life.....which they did....a little too well, if that is possible. They kept Auntie for months doing therapy and exercises and in general helping a scared little stray (with a bullet in her leg too) become a confident, playful, loving little dog that is now ready to go to a new home.
But, be warned. She loves to snuggle and loves to bury herself in the cushions on upholstered furniture. She has a frog that she DOES NOT travel without and several other non negotiable conditions that you will have to meet to be lucky enough to have this little girl in your life. She is worth every one of them!
Adoption Fee: $250.00
Rescue ID: RL10
General Color: Black with Gray or Silver
Current Size: 17 Pounds
Potential Size: 20 Pounds
Current Age: 2 Years 11 Months (best estimate)
More about Auntie
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
The DHS organized in November 2008 to care for the unwanted and neglected animals of Northeastern Louisiana. We are funded only by donations. We ARE making a difference but we still have a LOT to do....
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