Houston, Texas – Bonnie was just another victim of the economy and most likely once the pet of an uncaring and irresponsible owner. The dog had been hanging out at an office building at 3700 Ade Street in the western area of Houston, and animal lovers working at the offices had made sure Bonnie had food to eat.
One day Bonnie surprised everyone with a litter of puppies. Those same animal lovers still regularly checked on Bonnie and her family often, but one morning were shocked to find the mother dog limping and badly beaten up with a huge gash on the top of her head. Afraid that Bonnie would not be able to care for her puppies – much less herself, Bonnie’s human angels called Pup Squad for help.
Pup Squad is a local organization dedicated to helping reduce the number of animals euthanized in Houston and surrounding areas. The all volunteer group specializes in rescuing puppies, kittens and nursing litters from off the streets and at shelters and then works to provide these animals with permanent adoptive homes.
Pup Squad sent Bonnie to the Westheimer Animal Clinic in Bellaire where Dr. Huddleson treated the dog’s cuts and bruises. Luckily there were no broken bones. Dr. Huddleson felt Bonnie had been struck by someone – considering the blow to her head; most likely she had not been hit by a car. Volunteers stepped forward to foster the puppies while Bonnie recuperated at the clinic.
Bonnie continues to improve and is now being fostered by Pup Squad volunteer Courtney Eberle who says Bonnie is one of the sweetest dogs she has ever fostered.
“She’s absolutely 100 percent low maintenance. She is happy to follow me around and nudge me for some love, but she’s equally happy to lie on her pillow and relax. She’s very good with the other dogs; very patient, particularly when one of the other fosters insists on sticking her face right in Bonnie’s face,” stated Courtney. “She’ll get up on the bed if you let her, and she seems to be enjoying a leisurely existence.”
Ironically, Bonnie is a picky eater. One would think after being abandoned and having had to forage for every meal, this young dog would have been happy eating any foods, but her tastebuds favor wet food over the dry variety.
Pup Squad is a 501(c)3 organization that depends on donations and fundraisers to support the rescue of area animals. Their biggest annual fundraiser is scheduled for October 15, and is called Barkitecture where the “coolest dog houses” will be auctioned off. The event will begin with with Yappy Hour. Please click here for more information.
Meanwhile, Bonnie’s long road to recovery continues, and Courtney is sure when the right family comes along to adopt Bonnie, they will be lucky to have such a wonderful dog.