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Scotty

Heather Pellet

Scotty was a dog that had been "put out to die" until someone from HART saw him, chained to a crate on a rainy day. As a result of that encounter, Scotty received a new lease on life - and became somebody's treasured pet!

 

Scotty before seeing the vet.

Scotty before seeing the vet.

In a nearby town, on a rainy day, there was a dog, chained to a barrel filled with water. He was shivering and looking as if death would be a welcome friend. A kind soul saw him and knocked on the door to ask if she could have the dog so he (it was a male) could have a gentle death.

He was given to her and she took him as he was: hairless, bone-thin, infected eyes and an uncaring look...

Scotty on the way to see the vet

Scotty on the way to see the vet

She gave him the name "Scotty" and took him home. After a bath, which removed thousands of fleas, Scotty was found to be suffering from acute flea dermatitis. He was suffering from blood loss, worms, and his eyes were so sunken that he looked extremely old. When it was time to go to the doctor, his rescuer gave him a coat to wear because he had almost no hair.

 

Scotty after treatment and recovery. He was not as old as he looked! Starvation, fleas and worms had aged him before his time. 

Scotty after treatment and recovery. He was not as old as he looked! Starvation, fleas and worms had aged him before his time. 

Here he is enjoying a sunny day!

Here he is enjoying a sunny day!

Here he is enjoying a sunny day!

 

 

Buddy

Heather Pellet

Buddy was taken to the Garrett County shelter by a nice man who had, for weeks, tempted him with food to win Buddy's trust.

He was found in an abandoned home, matted and scared. HART's rescue coordinator was making her rounds at the shelter at the same time and brought Buddy immediately to HART for an examination and much-needed grooming. Buddy's hair was so long and matted, that he could barely lift his legs.

The hair had to be first cut away from his legs before the shaving could begin. His poor body was covered with flea dust. But underneath this lost soul was a beautiful dog who just wanted to be loved. He went home that night with his foster mom, who never let him go. 

Buddy's now in his forever home.

Gemma

Heather Pellet

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Last month a caring person brought a cat he had found to the Garrett County Shelter. The cat had severe trauma to her right front leg and it was thought that she may have been hit by a car. 

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HART’s clinic manager and rescue coordinator happened to be at the shelter and brought the cat to the Bredel Clinic at the HART Animal Center. After closer examination by Dr. Barnard, the cat was found to have been shot in the leg, about a week before she was found. Sadly, Dr. Barnard had to amputate Gemma’s leg.  (She was named by the techs at the Bredel Clinic)

Fortunately, the adorable cat never lost her sweet disposition and is recuperating very nicely, even getting in and out of the litter box easily.  

Her foster mom fell in love with Gemma, the lap cat,  and decided to adopt her.