Charity - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Charity - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Charity

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

CharityOne day last summer, a skinny stray wandered through the automatic doors at the Lubbock Meals on Wheels office and sat down in the middle of the floor. She was dirty, malnourished and covered with ticks. But she had no fear and no aggression. She only wanted a pat on the head, and a little help.

The staff circulated an email around town asking for an overnight home for this sweet girl, and soon she was taken in to the foster system of the Humane Society of West Texas. A screening by a local veterinarian showed she was in overall good health with no disease from the tick bites or damage from her efforts to survive on the street. She did, however, have a very loud heart murmur that was undiagnosable with basic equipment. The Humane Society reached out for donations and was soon able to provide her with the funds for proper screening at TAMU Teaching Hospital. The results were detection of a severe pulmonic stenosis that needed surgery quickly. Without it, she would likely survive only another year or two. Before long, efforts to raise funds for her surgery reached the local news outlets. Her sweet demeanor and gentle spirit was easy to see on camera during her interviews. She was polite, funny, and shown to have a love of chew toys and other dogs. All of a sudden, this abandoned stray who was probably neglected most of her life had the attention of a lot of concerned citizens! It took less than a week for the funds to come in that she needed! Now, after a very successful balloon valvuloplasty surgery, her heart has normalized to a functional level. She's on her way to a long and happy life. Charity's heart may have been broken, but it has always been made of gold! Her loving spirit seems to continually triumph over all that she's been through. Thank you so much for giving Charity, our Humane Society foster dog, such wonderful care!

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