A Texas based rescue organization stepped up to help a 15-year-old dog on Monday, after an employee of a local Houston hotel called for help thinking a defenseless dog’s owner had abandoned her. A short time later, however the owner returned to pick up her dog and tried to surrender the pup to a local shelter. A volunteer from ThisIsHouston stepped up to help.
“The owners are homeless and bouncing around with no place to call home. We also aren’t sure how long little Nikki has been suffering. The woman had her since she was a puppy. She was very upset,” the rescue organization posted on their Facebook page.
The tiny, emaciated dog had not been eating and was suffering from diarrhea. A quick decision was made to rush Nikki to Vergi 24/7; every dog deserves the best of care.
Nikki arrived at the veterinarian’s clinic – the first thing noticed were how long the dog’s nails were and how she was not able to walk. And once they were cut, Nikki sat up – feeling quite active and perky. Vitals were all stable, however she suffers from severe periodontal disease and rotten teeth; more than likely why she hasn’t been eating.
“She is extremely emaciated with diarrhea. Who knows what she’s been surviving off of, when her humans barely get food for themselves? We’re waiting for bloodwork and heartworm results.”
The good news – Nikki is eating, feeling comfortable and hopefully can look forward to a safe and loved future. Updates to follow.
To donate to Nikki:
Call VERGI at 713-932-9589
Many thanks to the volunteers who help our four-legged friends who have no voice.
(Photos via ThisIsHouston)
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