Grace was a stray that arrived at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston on February 4, 2017. Her harness and collar were deeply embedded into her neck and chest; bloody wounds, abrasions and skin conditions bled causing excruciating pain. Grace’s struggle was the result of extreme cruelty. Tragically, volunteers report that dogs enter the shelter in similar condition in Houston and Harris County much too often.
“Dogs come into the shelter in absolutely despicable shape all the time. This is a community problem we have dumped on the shelter and expect them to be able to fix with no resources. A community problem requires a community solution. We must do better. There is no excuse for this,” a Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers posted on Facebook advocating help for these defenseless pets who have been abandoned and left to pick through the garbage, roam the streets and barely survive to see another day.
Click here for Grace’s Pet Harbor listing when she arrived at the shelter.”My name is GRACE. I am a female, brown and white Labrador Retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 04, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A477083.
On February 5, Grace was rescued by Scout’s Honor Rescue; extraordinary advocates had donated $8,511 towards her care. Volunteers were overcome with gratitude:
“Grace is out of the building and already at the vet! Thank you Scout’s Honor Rescue, Inc. for rescuing this sweet girl!!! And a BIG THANK YOU to ALL who donated; you guys donated $8,511! We are speechless! There are no words to express how incredibly grateful we are and how much we love you all.”
Grace’s health is slowly improving. Her harness had to be surgically removed at the organization’s partner veterinarian. Her lacerations and infections are being treated. Best of all, Grace is hungry and is being fed commensurate with veterinarian supervision as she had previously been starved. The extremely friendly dog will continue to be on antibiotic and pain medications. Although she has a long road to recovery, her prognosis is promising for a complete recovery.
“She is cleaned up and hydrated. She is a total love bug and would love to just sit with her head on your chest or in your lap,” Scout’s Honor Rescue posted on their Facebook.
To donate to Grace’s care, please click here.
Photos and video of Grace’s struggle courtesy of Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers and Scout’s Honor Rescue, Inc
To understand the abuse and neglect Grace encountered in her short life, the following video explains it all. Parts of the video are extremely graphic and may not be suitable for all viewing audiences:
"I didn’t deserve this. I promise I am a good girl.” Grace was a stray dog brought to the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas on February 4th. This is how Houston and Harris County treats their animals. Dogs come into the shelter in absolutely despicable shape all the time. This is a COMMUNITY problem we have dumped on the shelter and expect them to be able to fix with no resources. A community problem requires a community solution. We MUST do better. There is no excuse for this. 2/5 PupDate: Grace is out of he building and already at the vet!!! Thank you Scout's Honor Rescue, Inc. for rescuing this sweet girl!!! And a BIG THANK YOU to ALL who donated; you guys donated $8,511! We are speechless! There are no words to express how incredibly grateful we are and how much we love you all!!!Donating to Grace: paypal.me/pupitforward 100% goes directly to the rescue that saves her, and if she isn’t rescued, your donation is automatically refunded. Please say it is for Grace in the notes section while checking out! For full instructions, check out our notes section here: https://goo.gl/aioZEfA477083Harris County Animal Shelter612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076281-999-3191
Posted by Houston & Harris County Animal Volunteers on Saturday, February 4, 2017