Pet Of The Week: South Hills Pet Rescue


IT’S BEEN NEARLY THREE MONTHS SINCE HURRICANE HARVEY HIT HOUSTON. PEOPLE AND BUSINESS ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO TO RECOVER THERE. THIS IS A LIFE SAVING JOURNEY FROM HURRICANE HARRY IS IRLO AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN FIND HIM A FOREVER HOME. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING US HERE. HE GOT UP ON MY LAP. SO HE’S FRIENDLY. VERY MUCH SO AND VERY OUTGOING. GREAT PERSONALITY. SO WE’VE BEEN SHOWING A LOT OF VIDEOS. HE’S MISSING A LEG. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT HAPPENED? HE WAS FOUND JUST AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY. THE LEG WAS DAMAGE TO. AND HE HAD TO HAVE IT AMPUTATED WHEN HE CAME UP HERE. HE’S GETTING AROUND JUST FINE. BUT HE HAD A ROUGH LIFE BEFORE HURRICANE HARVEY, ALSO, THE LEG WAS DAMAGED. AND I WAS GOING TO SAY, WE HAD SOME PETS FEATURED ON PET SHELTERS. I DON’T KNOW THAT HE NECESSARILY EVEN HAD A HOME PRIOR TO THAT. IT WAS A NASTY INJURY ON THE LEG. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT SOMEBODY WOULD TAKE CARE OF THAT IF HE WERE OWNED. BUT I THINK HE WAS A STRAY AND HE JUST HAPPENED TO BE FOUND AFTER ALL THE FLOODING HAPPENED. HAVE YOU TAKEN ANY OTHER PETS FROM HARVEY? WE TOTE A TOTAL OF FIVE — WE TOOK A TOTAL OF FIVE. THE OTHER ONES WERE A LITTLE YOUNGER AND HAVE NO ISSUES. THEY WENT QUICKLY. ARE PEOPLE RELUCTANT BECAUSE HE’S MISSING A LIMB? HE’S SEEMS TO BE GETTING ALONG JUST FINE WITHOUT IT. IT DOESN’T SLOW HIM DOWN ONE BIT. HE WENT TO THE PET EXPO AND DID A LOT OF RUNNING LAST WEEK. HE CAN STILL CLIMB A FENCE. GOOD TO KNOW. IS THERE ANY CARE BECAUSE OF THE AMPUTATION? NO. HE SEEMS TO HAVE ADAPTED JUST FINE. HE DID ALL THE WORK AND HE DID HIS OWN REHAB U LET THEM MOVE AS FAR AS AS THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE MOVING. AND BOUNCED BACK IN TWO WEEKS AND NORMAL SPEED. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION? WHAT DO YOU? WE’RE IN THE SOUTH HILLS. WE BOARD, TRAIN AND RESCUE DOGS. THE MAIN BULK OF WHAT WE DID NOW IS AND I REHABILITATE DANGEROUS DOGS AND DOGS THAT HAVE ISSUES IN THE PAST. BUT LAST YEAR WE SAVED 611 DOGS I BELIEVE. THAT IS INCREDIBLE. FOUND HOMES FOR 546 OF THE DOGS. SO WHAT CAN YOU TELL US TO TRY TO SELL HIM HERE. HE HAS A GREAT DISPOSITION. HE’S VERY SWEET AND HE WOULD BE A LAP DOG AS MUCH AS YOU’LL LET HIM. HE’LL HANG WITH BIG DOGS AND LITTLE DOGS. DON’T LET THAT INJURY FOOL YOU. HE’S NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT AND HE LIKES PEOPLE AND KIDS. WHAT KIND OF DOG IS HE? OUR BEST GUESS IS CHIHUAHUA DATSUN MIX. HE’S ADORABLE. AND WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR ADOPT? PUPPIES ARE A LITTLE MORE. PUPPIES ARE $317. AND — $371. AND DOGS OVER $283. THAT IS WHAT IT COSTS US TO RESCUE THEM AND FIX THEM AND CHIROPRACTIC MICROCHIP THEM. WE’RE A MOM-AND-POP ESTABLISHMENT. WE’RE SMALL TIME AND WE HAVE VERY FEW STAFF AND FEWER VOLUNTEERS RIGHT NOW. HOPEFULLY YOU’LL GET SOME VOLUNTEERS AND HELP FIND IRLO A HOPE. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING HIM IN. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADOPT HIM, CONTACT THE SOUTH HILLS PET RESCUE ON OLD ROUTE 88 IN SOUTH PARK OR GO TO KDKA.COM/PTL FOR CONTACT INFORMATION AND KEEP WATCHING

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *