And Thank You From Shelter Volunteers
By Anna McNeill
Sweetie has PERFECTED the “doe eyes” and gives them to a frequent volunteer in the front office on Monday, Jan. 26.
Two weeks ago, we brought you the story of Sweetie, the darling Pit Bull Terrier mix who was slowly recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat at the Clare County Animal Shelter.
Since that story, Sweetie has been growing stronger each day and getting back to being a normal, happy dog.
If you were to walk up to Sweetie at the shelter, you can now barely notice where her wound use to be. The only sign of trauma is the left side of her mouth, where she still drools some slobber due to nerve damage from the entrance wound.
The shelter staff and volunteers sent out a plea for donations to help Sweetie out with her medical bills.
These bills would include her original visit to Clare Animal Hospital, where they stitched up her external wounds. The next step would be to get a scope down her throat to make sure she didn’t need any additional, interior surgery to correct any issues she may have had.
The shelter volunteers collected donations at their January adoption event at Clare’s Family Farm and Home and then additional checks were mailed into the shelter’s PO Box for Sweetie.
After just a few days, there was more than enough money to get Sweetie all fixed up.
Animal Control Officer and Shelter Directory, Rudi Hicks said that they had enough money to get her scoped where it was discovered that Sweetie wouldn’t be in need of any additional surgery to fix her throat.
With all the generous donations sent in for Sweetie, Hicks said that Sweetie will be getting any and all vaccinations that we can get her.
She’s been tested for heart worm and had a rabies shot. She will also be getting spayed and micro‑chipped with the donation money.
“We will do whatever we can,” Hicks said.
The money will not be wasted. Sweetie will be a happy and healthy dog before she finally can go up for adoption.
Shelter worker and volunteer, Karen Noggel said that she wants to send out a great big thanks to the community for their unwavering support of the little shelter dog.
Shelter staff and volunteers would like to send out their greatest appreciation for all those community members who have donated to Sweetie and helped in her recovery and healing process.
Without the generous donations, Sweetie wouldn’t be as happy and healthy as she is now. You can visit Sweetie at the shelter, where she can sometimes be found in the front office, working as the greeter.
Sweetie takes her occasional job as the office greeter very seriously! She even watches after you as you head into the back of the shelter.