Update on 3/29/2013: Sweet Elton is such a brave and patient little guy. He had his leg set, with the hope it would heal. Today's xrays show it is not healing, so the vet has reset it and we wait another two weeks to see what will be.
Thanks to everyone for supporting this brave little guy!!!
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This is Elton. This sweet little guy was turned in to animal services after he was attacked by a larger dog and suffered serious bite wounds to his abdomen and his legs. We answered their appeal for rescue and have taken this 8 month old pup into our care.
Elton visited the vet yesterday and xrays are showing his body did not sustain the worst of the damage. His leg is broken in three places, possibly impossible to repair. A second opinion will determine treatment.
Meanwhile he is resting comfortably with our Shelter Director.
Elton (so named because of his hairdo!) could sure use a Guardian Angel. Will you help?
Thanks to the efforts of one company, Stanton Health, humane animal shelters are receiving regular charitable donations to help defray costs. HSDC is one of the beneficiaries.
AxiaRX is a free prescription program available to Dallas Metroplex residents. It is a discount prescription card that can save an average 49% off prescription drugs so can certainly help anyone with high cost prescription costs.
Simply download and print the Humane Card and show it at the many area participating pharmacies. Visit DallasCountyRX.com for more information and the pharmacy nearest you.
Every time the card is used, you save money on your prescriptions and a donation is made to our shelter. An added benefit: the card covers many pet prescriptions too.
HSDC is proud to announce two phenomenal pet education opportunities happening later this month, both sponsored by our friends at Park Cities Pet Sitter.
The first is a cat and dog behavior workshop given by renowned behaviorist Arden Moore on Saturday, January 26th from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Ridgewood-Belcher Recreation Center. During this informative and entertaining session, you will learn things like: how to read cat and dog body language, how to handle different dog and cat behavior problems, how to manage overly excited dogs, mixing a new cat or dog with current pets, what to do when your cat or dog is having inappropriate "pee" problems--and many other extremely useful tidbits to enhance your relationship with your pets. In addition you will get to meet Zeki, the famous cat, get a goody bag, and have the chance to win exciting door prizes!
The second is a Pet Tech First Aid and CPR Certification Class, put on by Master Trainer Arden Moore, with assistance from her amazing cat Zeki. The first class, on Friday, January 25th, has already filled up, so there is a second class that is now being offered on Thursday, January 24th, from 9:30am-3:30pm at the SPCA of Texas. Among the hands-on skills you will learn in her all-inclusive First Aid and CPR certification class include choking management, rescue breathing, three different pet CPR techniques, bleeding protocols, heat and cold-related injuries, and snout-to-tail assessment (wellness and injury). You will also learn preventative care that can save you money, and discover what surprising items must be included in your first aid kit. Added topics covered in this comprehensive course: dental care, nutrition, behavior and caring for senior pets.
Educating our community about cat and dog behavior and wellness is a priority for HSDC, so we hope you will sign up to attend one or both events. Please click on this link to sign up or get additional information about either event: pcpsi.com/events.