Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We received a call from our wonderful veterinarian about a precious, nearly hairless, pup that was picked up on the streets and brought to the Animal Emergency Clinic. It was obvious that no one was going to claim him and the vet did not want to see him go to the animal shelter (he would certainly have been put to sleep). So, PAWS of Marion agreed to rescue this sweet boy (named Willie- he just looked like a Willie).

Willie truly is a joy. His foster parents feel lucky that he has found them. Willie is a happy boy who longs to be with a family. He stays right by their sides no matter what. Willie has only had an accident the first night he came to their house (none in 3 days now!). He is a smart and loving little guy. Willie is about 6-8 months old and weighs 31 pounds, so he is not likely to be very large. He looks much like the volunteer's dog, Lula (also pictured), who they think is a Lab/Bassett mix (if you have a good imagination, you can see that he may look like with hair, but maybe a little taller!). Willie has a non-contagious form of mange (Demodex mange) which he is being treated for with daily liquid medicine and soothing baths. He doesn't seem to notice that he looks a little different!

Willie could use some sponsor angels to help pay for his medical care as well as to allow him to transition to a good quality premium food to help his immune system. If you have questions about Willie, please call Allison at 901-240-9848.

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