The day Robyn Arouty and I went to the Houston SPCA to see the 199+ lhasas, shih tzu and maltese that they just received from a breeder in Waller County, TX, I photographed this pitiful, horribly matted, depressed little dog. She is an Animal Planet star – you can see them filing her in the foreground. Little did I know what she had in store for me over the next few months.
The Houston SPCA called me a few weeks later to come get Mandy – they had discovered that her back legs were deformed and she couldn’t walk. I thought she was just a gorgeous little girl so she came home with me.
I quickly found out that she could walk, but
One of her back hips was terribly out of socket.
We took her to Foster Creek Veterinary Hospital to see what was going on. UGH! Her hips have no ball joints. ICK.
And, look at that x-ray – it looks like there are some weird, bony foreign bodies in her. Uh oh. PUPPIES!
Yes, indeedy, just a month after we got Ms Mandy from the HSPCA, look what happened…..
Yes, that is Mandy and six little adorable puppies.
Miss Mandy spent the next few months raising six adorable little babies: Gwen, MJ, Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor, Gaga and Pink! So far, four have been adopted.
Then, Mandy took a short vacation. She had to be away from the puppies for several weeks so that she would "dry up" and we can get her spayed.
Now, it’s time for Mandy to go visit the amazing Dr. Brian Beale at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, and get her legs fixed!
It will be expensive. I don’t even know how much it will be, but wanted to get started soon so that we can get her surgery as soon as possible.
So, here is the LINK to a chipin for donations through Paypal for little Miss Mandy! She is scheduled for an assessment on Monday, Sept 19.
Of course, donations can be sent via check – if you want to make a huge donation, a check is better since we don’t have to pay a paypal fee. Donations can be sent to…
PO Box 218075
Houston, TX 77218-8075
And thank you all again for all that you do to help us save these little dogs!