"Pitty Sakes" - a happy ending for a rescue from Hurricane Ike
As reported back in September, IFAW sent our Emergency Relief team to the Gulf coast to assist in the rescue of animals left abandoned in the wake of Hurricane Ike. One of the areas of focus was in Anahuac, Texas where we set up a sheltering operation. Below is a heartwarming update of one of the rescues from that site.
Pitty Sakes was rescued by Manny Maciel of American Humane (AHA), one of the groups IFAW was working alongside in Texas and brought to the IFAW shelter in Anahuac that same day. Due to her neglected state and her breed, Pitty did not find a new owner before the shelter team had to demobilize when the rescue efforts were complete. Luckily, she was placed under the care of local vet Dr. Mel Whitten.
After a few weeks, Christine McEntyre (Texas CARRT), who had worked with IFAW during the sheltering operation, took care of Pitty and found her a new forever home in San Antonio. Here are a few words from Christine:
"Here are “Before” and “After” pictures of Pitty Sakes, she is now in her new forever home after being cared for by Dr. Whitten and treated for mange, heartworms, parasites, and more. She is now healthy, current on everything, has weight on her, and is microchipped. Pitty now lives indoors, sleeps in bed with her new human companion, goes to the dog park, naps on the couch, is all filled out...happy, healthy, perky and well loved…. A true happy ending!!!"
Thank you to all of our supporters who support IFAW and our efforts to rescue abused and abandoned animals around the world. Because of you IFAW is there whenever...wherever disaster strikes.