A Female Sheltie presently Adopted
UPDATE - MAY 10: Since announcing that Hunny had a home, a lot has happened to this special Sheltie girl. The first surgery was unsuccessful and so she had another surgery. Sadly, because her leg was so badly damaged, that surgery was not a success. After a month of being confined with little or no exercise and a leg that simply wasn't healing correctly, the decision was made to amputate. Her adoptive family accepts her with four legs or three; she's finally home! Thanks to all who contributed.
UPDATE: We are so happy to announce that Hunny has a home. She will undergo surgery on her leg on Monday (Apr 9) and when she is ready to be released from the hospital she has a family who are ready to welcome her. Thanks to the many people who completed applications for Hunny.
Meet Hunny, a gorgeous Sheltie girl, transferred to Animatch by Vaudreuil Animal Control where she was picked up as an unclaimed stray. Of course, we looked at this girl and immediately thought of all the Sheltie lovers and knew that she wouldn’t be with us for long. Slow down, road runner! A slight limp was detected and we felt that our Vet should take a look and x-rays were done; lo and behold, there is quite a fracture that was never treated. Hunny must undergo surgery. Sometimes a bone can self heal but not the case for Hunny. One undisputable fact is that she has been in pain – discomfort that may have diminished slightly but she has been living with it. What a shame that no one did the right thing for this girl. Hunny is grateful that she is warm, well fed, sleeping on a soft bed, and will soon be relieved of her pain. Animatch will take care of her and once she is healed, she can put this ordeal behind her and find a wonderful home, just like she deserves. Her heart is still filled with hope and she will continue to hope for that special person to give her a happy home. If you think that you have enough love in your heart to match hers, please consider adopting Hunny.
If you’d like to consider making a donation to help with Hunny’s medical care, it would be appreciated. Our emergency fund seems to get drained very quickly so your contributions continue helping more dogs like Hunny, who are sadly far too common.
If people make the decision to share their life with a dog, they must understand that difficult financial situations can arise in an instant. Please consider starting a savings plan. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount, but some money tucked away “just in case” can be a good emergency buffer. Pet insurance may also be a viable option. It’s easy to look at our dogs and assume that they will always be healthy and vibrant, although things can change at the drop of a dime. Families often feel that Vets love animals and therefore they should be prepared to work “pro bono”. However, medical supplies, veterinary equipment, office and staffing expense, insurance fees, and the day to day costs of running a practice do add up, they cannot help in every situation that arises. Our Animatch Vets, Dr. Raymond Plasse and Dr. Moali, of the Lasalle Veterinary Hospital work with us as a team – always taking into consideration that we are a rescue. They are a formidable unit who have helped many Animatch dogs over the years.
More Details About Hunny
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Sheltie
- Size: Medium (25 lbs)
- Age: 2 years
- Gender: Female
- Grooming: Medium
- Energy: Medium-High
- Children: 8 and over
- Cat friendly: tbc
- Dog friendly: Yes
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