William is an angel in the hood! He has saved several animals just because he didn’t look the other way. He cares. William was coming home one night on a rainy night and saw a small dog in the middle of the road. He stopped and got the poor little thing. He took it home for the night and called Chain of Hope the next morning. He is such a wonderful man who really cares about animals and their suffering. He said that he thought it was blind and had a hurt foot.
I went over and met this adorable little black and white Shih Tzu and he was a mess! He was also very sweet! I thanked William once again, took the dog back to Chain of Hope and got him settled in. I’m sure he was wondering what was happening to him now and where was he going?
We named this little guy Spanky. He is a little older-probably around 8 yrs. or so. When he walks, sometimes his right front foot bends a little weird, but he doesn’t seem bothered by it. We x-rayed him and nothing is broken in there and it doesn’t cause him any pain or impede his walking, so we are just going to leave it alone. The vet says it’s most likely some strange neurological fluke, but Spanky gets around just fine!
Spanky has dry eye and will most likely require daily eye drops for the rest of his life. They are inexpensive and something a lot of small dog owners deal with. We discovered that he isn’t totally blind, but his vision is certainly impaired. He’s not scared, though! He loves going for walks and smelling everything. Spanky walks great on a leash. The poor little guy also has an ear infection, which he is being treated for. He is neutered and vaccinated now.
The next thing we needed to do was to get Spanky bathed and cleaned up. He was matted and stinky and really needed some grooming attention. Tanner to the rescue! Spanky was good as gold for his groom. What a wonderful little dog that was soaking wet in the middle of a street one night. He is precious.
Everybody who meets Spanky loves Spanky! He is delightful! He is hanging out with Wilbur, who lost his eye recently. They are great friends!
Spanky is resilient, smart, grateful and very deserving of a loving, forever home. Spanky is up for adoption! Go to http://www.chainofhopekc.org and go to our adoptables page to find the app!
We are able to help dogs like Spanky because of our foster homes opening up space for us, our adopters opening up space for us (and giving one of our dogs a fantastic home, of course!) and because of our awesome supporters who keep us going! We thank you and Spanky thanks you!